Arizona was one of the hottest teams in baseball heading into the playoffs, so can the Rockies get the win and move on?
One game. One chance. To show that “Coors Field stats” don’t define a ballplayer. To show that an MVP is an MVP, regardless of where he plays.
The Rockies, with a pair of MVP candidates in Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado, are loaded with power throughout the lineup and have boom-or-bust potential, while the Diamondbacks sport a pair of the league's best hitters in Paul Goldschmidt and mid-season acquisition J.D. Martinez.
From beginning to end, the 2017 Colorado Rockies' regular season was a "storybook" for native Kyle Freeland.
In their first playoff game since 1995, Rockies hitters scored four runs and relief pitching allowed zero hits to give Colorado a 1-0 lead in the NLDS.
2017 was the year the Rockies' culture changed -- and the best seems yet to come.
Despite his team's lack of exposure to October baseball, Rockies manager Bud Black believes in his club's chances this postseason.
Blackmon finished the regular season with a .331 batting average, compiling 213 hits over the course of 162 games.
The Rockies finished their inaugural regular season under Manager Bud Black with a record of 87-75, the third-best single-season record in team history.
Jon Gray will be the starting pitcher in the Colorado Rockies' National League Wild Card matchup with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.