Lineup advice for NL Wild Card Game

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Lineup advice for NL Wild Card Game

Arizona Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley rounds the bases on his two-run triple against the Colorado Rockies during the seventh inning of the National League wild-card playoff baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Phoenix. Martinez. In just six career at-bats against Gray, Martinez is hitting.333 with two home runs and four RBI's. There were just seven first-inning homers hit during the entire 2016 postseason.

The Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke is coming off a bounce-back season that saw him tie for the league lead with 17 wins and finish sixth in ERA at 3.20. They will open play in the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, another division rival, beginning Friday night at Dodger Stadium. We know what the stakes are. He had a 3.24 ERA in 16⅓ innings against the Dodgers. The game went on for nearly four hours so hopefully the Dodgers were able to scout it thoroughly and find some holes in Arizona's game.

Martinez has been wonderful since he was acquired by the Diamondbacks in mid-July: 62 games, 29 home runs, 65 RBIs, .741 slugging percentage and an OPS of 1.107. 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. Right now, that's the Rockies, since Goldschmidt is banged up and AJ Pollock is working back from a season-long injury for Arizona.

In nine innings that were less of a classic showdown and more of a wild frolic, the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8.

Peralta singled and scored on Marte's triple in the second inning to make it 4-0 and knock out Gray.

The seven hits Gray allowed were the most he's allowed in a start since August 11. The Diamondbacks are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2011 and had an 11-8 record this year against the Rockies, who make their first postseason appearance since 2009.

They were not playing in this game. It's like the mom who lets you go trick-or-treating and then confiscates all the candy.

It's a matchup of teams that know each other well.

Chase Field is hardly unfriendly as far as triples go.

"That's one of the best games I've ever been a part of, if not the best", Goldschmidt said.

"He's an unbelievable pitcher", Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado said of Greinke, to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.

The Boston Red Sox will send ace and AL Cy Young candidate Chris Sale out on Thursday to face Justin Verlander, who went 5-0 with just four earned runs in 34 innings in five starts with Houston. Major League Baseball wanted to expand the playoffs, where revenues are greatest and broadcast viewership is the most robust, but without significantly lengthening the season or pushing the World Series so deep into the year that snow-outs were an even greater possibility than they already are. He slugged 37 home runs with 130 RBI and hit a career-high.309 in 2017, further establishing himself as one of the most unsafe power bats in the game.

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