Pitcher Jon Gray, his hair still wet after showering off the evening's playoff-clinching celebration, stopped and patiently signed autographs.
Now that the Yankees have secured a spot in the ALDS, it's time to decide which National League Wild Card team will earn the right to compete against the Dodgers later this week.
On paper, Greinke appears to be the better pitching choice.
Arizona hands the ball to Zack Greinke, who is 17-and-7 with a 3.20 ERA.
For Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, he's thankful to be back in the playoffs and not taking anything for granted: "It's more about winning, not the personal numbers".
As usual, the Rockies didn't stay down.
Last season's Blue Jays-Orioles game-also known as the night Zach Britton closed down the bullpen rather than the game-was one of the most entertaining games we've seen in a long time. The Diamondbacks led the season series against the Rockies with 11 wins and eight losses and have won the last two home games against the Rockies. Tonight could be a pitcher's duel, so just which arm to gamble on is a literal coin toss.
The Diamondbacks became the first team with four triples in a postseason game since the Boston Americans (now Red Sox) twice hit five during the first World Series back in 1903 against Pittsburgh.
The Yankees led the majors in home runs this season, and Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner connected to lead NY over Minnesota in the AL wild-card game and into a matchup with the Indians in the ALDS. Were it not for his September slump, he would have hit over.300.
The Diamondbacks will now face the Dodgers in one National League Division Series (the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals face off in the other) beginning Friday night at Dodger Stadium. 1-5 hitters in this Arizona lineup are about as good as there is.
In those 29 years, the bad has seemingly outweighed the good. The Diamondbacks are hitting.295 against Gray with two home runs and 11 RBI. He hit a respectable.276 on the road compared to.391 at home, proving that he didn't need Coors Field to be effective. "I think a couple extra days for rest will help him, but more importantly, he's at a place in his career where I think he's set up for this game".
What is the Nolan Arenado-Charlie Blackmon factor? But his teammates backed him up soon enough at the plate, anchored by yet another triple-this one from A.J. Pollack, the Diamondbacks's fourth of the game-that knocked in two runs.