|COLORADO ROCKIES||ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS|
|Charlie Blackmon - CF||David Peralta - LF|
|DJ LeMahieu - 2B||Ketel Marte - SS|
|Carlos Gonzalez - RF||Paul Goldschmidt - 1B|
|Nolan Arenado - 3B||J.D. Martinez - RF|
|Trevor Story - SS||Jake Lamb - 3B|
|Gerardo Parra - LF||A.J. Pollock - CF|
|Mark Reynolds - 1B||Daniel Descalso - 2B|
|Jonathan Lucroy - C||Jeff Mathis - C|
|Jon Gray - RHP||Zack Greinke - RHP|
On the Arizona front, the two spots which were open to debate were catcher and second-base. Behind the plate, the team has opted to go with Zack Greinke’s preferred catcher, Jeff Mathis, over the offensive superiority of Chris Iannetta. This wasn’t much of a surprise, as manager Torey Lovullo spoke earlier in the week about the importance he puts on run prevention. Greinke’s last couple of starts, throwing to Iannetta, and less that awesome, may perhaps also have factored into the decision.
At second, the Diamondbacks chose to go with the veteran experience of Daniel Descalso over Brandon Drury. Descalso has certainly been there before, with 44 post-season appearances to his credit during his time with the Cardinals. Otherwise, the line-up is as expected, with David Peralta and Ketel Marte both fit enough to start, despite concerns over the weekend in Kansas City.
Get your popcorn, folks: this promises to be a fascinating contest.