NL wild-card game

A look at the National League wild-card playoff between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks:

Schedule: Wednesday, at Phoenix, 7:08 p.m. (TBS).

Season series: Arizona won 11-8.

Projected lineups:

Rockies: CF Charlie Blackmon, 2B DJ LeMahieu, 3B Nolan Arenado, RF Carlos Gonzalez, SS Trevor Story, 1B Mark Reynolds, LF Ian Desmond, C Jonathan Lucroy.

Diamondbacks: RF David Peralta, SS Ketel Marte, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, LF J.D. Martinez, 3B Jake Lamb, CF A.J. Pollock, 2B Daniel Descalso, C Jeff Mathis or Chris Iannetta.

Starting pitchers:

Rockies: RH Jon Gray (10-6, 3.67 ERA in 20 starts, 110 ⅓ IP).

Diamondbacks: RH Zack Greinke (17-7, 3.20, 215 K's in 202⅓ IP).


It's the second postseason meeting between the teams. Colorado swept Arizona in the 2007 NLCS. ... The current collection of Rockies has a .260 combined batting average against Greinke with 15 homers and 42 RBI. Lucroy leads the way at .636 (7-for-11), while Gonzalez has five home runs. Reynolds and Story each has four homers against Greinke. Desmond is 3-for-22. ... The Diamondbacks are hitting .295 against Gray with two homers and 11 RBI. Martinez has both homers, and four RBI. Goldschmidt is 0-for-11 with five strikeouts.... Goldschmidt ended the season in an 0-for-17 slump and batted .171 over the final month. ... Martinez hit .478 against Colorado with three homers, nine RBI and 10 runs scored. ... Two of Fernando Rodney's six blown saves came against the Rockies. ... Blackmon had only eight hits in 44 at-bats (.182) vs. the Diamondbacks. ... Arizona and Colorado split 10 games at Chase Field this season. ... The winner heads for Los Angeles to play the NL West champion Dodgers (104-58) beginning Friday.