Colorado Rockies wild card preview: the D’Backs talk Gray and history

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 27: Starting pitcher Jon Gray #55 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Coors Field on September 27, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 27: Starting pitcher Jon Gray #55 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Coors Field on September 27, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Jon Gray of the Colorado Rockies
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 07: Pitcher Jon Gray #55 of the Colorado Rockies pitches during the first inning of the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) /

Gray against the D’Backs this season

As Lamb alluded to, in 2017, Jon Gray has pitched well against the D’Backs. In three starts, he is 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA and the D’Backs are hitting .264 against him.

At Chase Field, they have hit .269 against him but in two starts, he is 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA there this season.

The D’Backs also have some differing numbers on Gray. For the good for the Rockies, Paul Goldschmidt is 0-for-11 with five strikeouts in his career against Gray. However, Lamb is 4-for-13 (.308 average), David Peralta is 6-for-13 (.462), Brandon Drury is 3-for-8 (.375), and Pollock is 3-for-7 (.429) with three doubles.

Zack Greinke against the Rockies in 2017

Greinke has faced the Rockies five times this season and he is 2-1 with a 3.41 ERA and the Rockies are only hitting .229 against him.

Three of those five starts were at Chase Field. In two of the three starts, he went seven innings only allowing two runs. In the other start, he went six innings allowing three runs. The starts were in April, July, and September. His ERA in the three starts is 3.15.

The Rockies have faced Greinke a lot in his career and most of them have good numbers against him. Charlie Blackmon is 13-for-49 (.265), Nolan Arenado is 13-for-47 (.277), DJ LeMahieu is 14-for-45 (.311), Carlos Gonzalez is 14-for-42 (.333), Gerardo Parra is 12-for-43 (.279), Trevor Story is 8-for-24 (.333), and Jonathan Lucroy is 7-for-11 (.636).

The only two regulars in the lineup who have faced him more than a eight times who have not done well are Mark Reynolds (7-for-36, .194) and Ian Desmond (3-for-22, .136).

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