The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies played the kind of game Wednesday night that you absolutely have to love if baseball's your sport.
Offensive bursts, near-comebacks, and even hitting pitchers--this game had it all. In the end, it was the Diamondbacks that prevailed in this battle of NL West rivals.
The 'Backs jumped ahead early, chasing Rockies starter Jon Gray and his merry band of relievers with six runs in the first three innings.
The Rockies, however, answered back, putting up five unanswered runs to cut the lead to one, before the D-Backs got two back on a 2-RBI TRIPLE from pitcher Archie Bradley.
The Rockies then made it a game again with back-to-back jacks from Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story in the top of the eighth.
However, it was the D-Backs who pulled away in the bottom half of the frame, driving in three more runs, including two on AJ Pollock's two-out triple--their fourth of the game.
Diamondbacks: 3rd team in MLB history to record 4 triples in a postseason game.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 5, 2017
They have never had 4 triples in a regular-season game. pic.twitter.com/mWIOO7BzFu
In the end, both these teams have so much to be proud of, having played great seasons, and putting themselves in a prime position to succeed next year.
As for what happens next: Colorado goes home, while Arizona gets ready to take on the mighty Dodgers in the NLDS. Should be a doozy!