The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks are inching closer to the National League Wild Card game coming on Wednesday. It will be broadcast on TBS at 6 PM MST.
The Rockies will be facing the Arizona Diamondbacks in about 48 hours at Chase Field in Phoenix. Today, the Diamondbacks had a work out for the game. Some of their players also talked with the media. Three of their players had interesting quotes about Rockies probable starter Jon Gray (h/t Mark Brown of our sister site, Call to the Pen).
Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb
The D’Backs third baseman, Jake Lamb, has had an excellent 2017 season as he had 30 home runs and 105 RBI in 149 games for the Snakes this season. He had this to say about facing Jon Gray:
"He’s their guy. He’s pitched well against us. Look, they have their best guys and have confidence in him. We have our best guy (Zack Greinke) going, and this should be a fun game."
D’Backs outfielders A.J. Pollock and David Peralta
D’Backs outfielder A.J. Pollock also had some words about facing Jon Gray.
"(Gray’s) is a tough pitcher. His fast ball is in the upper 90s and a nasty slider. We have to make him feel uncomfortable. If that happens, he’ll make a mistake or two, and we have to be ready [to pounce on those mistakes]."
Pollock’s fellow outfielder, David Peralta, had similar sentiments about Gray.
"If he makes a mistake, we have to be ready to jump on that. This game cannot be won by one guy. We will win as a team. We need to be ready. We need to have a good approach, and a good game plan."