He went 2-1 with a 3.41 ERA in five starts against the Rockies this season.
A maximum of 17 games will separate the top-seeded Dodgers from the wild-card entry, and if the Diamondbacks prevail then that would cut the gap to a mere 11 games.
The Rockies (87-75) finished the regular season with an 8-11 record against the D-backs, being outscored 101-69.
This year's playoffs feature the Cleveland Indians (102 wins), Los Angeles Dodgers (104), Houston Astros (101), Washington Nationals (97), Boston Red Sox (93), New York Yankees (91) and Chicago Cubs (92).
Who is the biggest X-factor for the D-backs in this game?In both of these starts, he allowed four runs in thirteen innings and had 20 strikeouts. The Rockies were down three runs before they got an out, they almost made up a six-run deficit, and they were all but sunk when the Diamondbacks' best relief pitcher slugged the first extra-base hit of his career. The 25-year-old Oklahoma native also struck out 10 to win at Arizona on June 30 and is 2-2 with a 4.75 ERA lifetime versus the Diamondbacks.
"I know that he's probably working on balance, he's working on staying through the ball, all the common things you want to get to when you're maybe not having the results you want".
Chase Field is hardly unfriendly as far as triples go. "Every time we scored, we just said, 'We've got to get more, we've got to get more'".
"That's just kind of who I am", he said. I've seen so many good players leaving this house.
The pattern was similar each night - get home from a game, think about it, watch movies or TV until around 3 a.m. and fitfully fall asleep only to wake up exhausted.
This is the third year in a row that we've seen an inter-divisional matchup in a Wild Card game.
Colorado's third baseman had an MVP-type season, hitting.309 with 37 homers and 130 RBIs to become the eighth player in major league history with at least three straight seasons with 35 homers and 130 RBIs. I think if anything, it's a term that represents the type of talent that a guy has - and Jon certainly has that type of talent - but I don't think that there is one common definition of "ace' that everybody uses across the game, and so it really doesn't matter".
In 97 games, Owings hit to a.268/.299/.442 triple-slash with 12 home runs over 386 plate appearances.
Arizona and Colorado played seven games against each other in September and, at some point during that stretch, Neshek made another run at Greinke.
Even though the Wild Card game is sold out, fans can still take part in the festivities outside the stadium.