The Diamondbacks are starting their ace, Zack Greinke. This will be the fifth season Greinke has appeared in the playoffs. He appeared for Milwaukee in 2011 and the Dodgers in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Greinke is coming off of an excellent year for the D-backs. He posted a 3.20 ERA (149 ERA+) in 2021⁄3 innings. Facing Greinke will be an imposing task for the Rockies, but the Diamondbacks also have a few heavies on offense—namely, MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt, the JD Martinez, and AJ Pollock.
Jon Gray, the Rockies’ ace, will start for Colorado. It will be his first ever postseason appearance. Gray missed most of the first three months of the season with a foot injury, but he’s had an excellent year in about a half-season of work. Gray had a 3.67 ERA (137 ERA+) in 110 1⁄3 innings. The Diamondbacks have one MVP candidate on offense, but the Rockies have two. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon are both coming off of fantastic seasons, and both will see the first postseason action of their careers.
The game begins at 8:00 p.m. ET and will be televised on TBS. Cable subscribers can stream the game either at TBS.com or with the TBS app. Non-cable subscribers can get TBS via an a la carte television service, such as Sling TV. Wherever you watch, Ernie Johnson will handle play-by-play duties, and he’ll be joined by color commentator Ron Darling.
The winner of tonight’s game will continue on to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series. That series starts on Friday, October 6, in LA.
Time, TV, and streaming info
- Time: 8 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. MT)
- Location: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
- TV: TBS
- Streaming: TBS.com and the TBS app; Sling.com (subscription required)
- Radio: 850 KOA (in Colorado), stream on MLB At Bat app
And here are Wednesday night’s lineups: