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(originally written 1/4/19)
Media And Humor
(originally written October 2017)
NLWC: COL/ARI ALWC: MIN/NYY NLDS: ARI/LAD NLDS: CHC/WAS ALDS: NYY/CLE ALDS: BOS/HOU NLCS: CHC/LAD ALCS: NYY/HOU WS: HOU/LAD
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It was only fitting that Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona's franchise player and the only remaining member of their last playoff team, kick off the Wild Card game scoring—which he did with a three-run jack in the 1st inning.
Speaking of triples, rookie Arizona SS Ketel Marte belted two of the team's four in their eventual 11-8 win. For perspective, that matched Marte's regular-season triples total...in 73 games! (By the way, it had been 114 years since any team tripled four times in one postseason game.)
The motto of this year's MLB Playoffs: Take '17. So many dominant, talented teams—there's no telling who might win it all, which is how it SHOULD be. TSR will examine all nine postseason series, leading off with the National League Wild Card Game...