View single post by lobo316
 Posted: Mon Sep 25th, 2017 05:27 am
PM Quote Reply Full Topic

Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 44686
Despite being in the middle of a game against the Miami Marlins, the Arizona Diamondbacks clinched their first postseason berth since 2011 by virtue of both the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers losing Sunday.

While the Brewers' and Cardinals' losses mean the Diamondbacks are at least assured of a wild-card game, Arizona can clinch home field in the elimination contest with a victory over Miami.

With the Diamondbacks clinching, just two spots remain up for grabs in the National League postseason race; the winner of the NL Central and the second wild-card position. The Chicago Cubs' magic number to clinch their division has shrunk to just two, which means the Brewers and Colorado Rockies are the likely contenders for the final playoff spot.

Arizona has enjoyed surprising success this year, buoyed by the best starting rotation in the NL, according to WAR.

Prior to this season, the Diamondbacks had made it to the postseason five times since entering the league in 1998, including a World Series championship in 2001.