Rockies starter Jon Gray: 'I was just doing too much'

Rockies' Jon Gray says he's ready for D-backs' challenge

Remember the last time there was something bird related with this Diamondbacks?

Manager Torey Lovullo says the winner-take-all scenario is just fine with him. "This was an incredible game". I was just going up there trying to put the bat on the ball.

After a fairly good American League Wild Card game Tuesday night, we're back to the NL version as an encore to fill out the field for the tournament, so to speak.

Morgan Johnston staked the Purple Knights to an early 1-0 lead with her first goal of the season, but the Ravens scored the next three unanswered to take the victory. Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story brought Bradley down to earth and deflated a cheerful Chase Field with back-to-back homers to cut Colorado's deficit to 8-7 in the 8th.

As Rockies manager Bud Black said: "There's no secrets here".

As division rivals, the Rockies and DBacks played 19 times with season, with the Diamondbacks winning the season series, going 11-8 over Colorado.

Last season's Blue Jays-Orioles game-also known as the night Zach Britton closed down the bullpen rather than the game-was one of the most entertaining games we've seen in a long time.

Said Bradley: "We want to make baseball here good again". "We love that challenge".

It was that kind of insane night in the desert as two NL West foes slugged it out.

"Zack and Robbie are certainly candidates", Lovullo said late Wednesday. Archie Bradley, who got the final out in the top of the seventh, stepped to the plate in the bottom half with two outs and two runners on. They scored three more runs by the end of the third, two of which came from former Colorado Rockie (or is it Rocky?) Daniel Descalso, who hit a 402-foot home run to right.

Gray admits that only a year ago he was not ready to carry the weight of a one-and-done playoff game on his broad shoulders. Blackmon had only eight hits in 44 at-bats (.182) vs. the Diamondbacks.

This will be an intense postseason matchup between two NL West foes who've undoubtedly had enough of each other during the regular season.

"And there will be moments in the wild-card game where he's going to have to draw on that". Since his streak began on July 25, his ERA ranks second among NL starters. Jon Gray is more than his seven hits and four earned runs allowed over 1.1 innings. All the Colorado Rockies got was a t-shirt. Jon Gray, the young Colorado right-hander who must try and match Greinke on Wednesday night, puts Greinke up on a bit of a pedestal.

"We know we're the better team", he said.

We are on all the major podcast platforms, including iTunes and Google Play. Every time we got close, they got big hits. With home field advantage, the 93-win Diamondbacks will send Zack Greinke (17-7) to the mound in hopes that he can continue succeed in what has been an impressive bounce back year. Lucroy went to third on a wild pitch before Ray fanned Ian Desmond. Bradley, who was dominant all season with a 1.73 ERA, struggled over the final week of the season and almost cost the D-backs with his recent struggles in his normal pitching role in a do-or-die game. "Not a lot of people counted in the Rockies when we first started the season".

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