So far this postseason, the pitching has clearly been the issue. In the Wild Card game, D-backs won despite their pitching before losing because of it in Games 1 & 2. Now is the perfect time to go back to the type of pitching that got us in the postseason to start.
The D-backs have had too much success this year to change anything now. Lovullo believes in his team and feels like something special can still happen. Why not now?
Posnanski retells some of his favorite Greinke stories that always cracks me up. But he also includes Greinke’s response to the Wild Card game, which I saw and agree with how it happened. Greinke pitched great for three innings before the fourth. The inning started with a lot of soft contact and bad luck. The inning ended for Greinke after an exceptionally good swing and one bad curveball. In the regular season, I could imagine a 7 inning 4-run game with Greinke there. He has it in him tonight. The offense has been good, it’s time for the pitching to return the favor.
The crowd was incredible just less than a week ago. I expect the same. Holding serve at home is the mission for the fan-base. It makes a difference, hopefully this city comes out loud and engaged.
Going to the game is still possible without looking to the secondary market. I’m sure Games 1 & 2 didn’t help ticket sales, but let’s get this one sold out.
Even if the D-backs cannot get past the Dodgers. Hard to write that. But even if, I need to see the pitching do what it has done all year. Another shelling would raise questions with answers I don’t like.
Tanaka pitches a gem for the Yankees to force another game. Wouldn’t that be a beautiful headline for Greinke tonight?
I don’t know, I’d hang on to that one. But honestly, we all have a price.
These Division Series Game 3 outcomes are giving me hope.