The D-backs' Exciting Comeback Season Ends Getting Swept by the Dreaded Dodgers

The D-backs' Exciting Comeback Season Ends Getting Swept by the Dreaded Dodgers

After transforming themselves from a team that lost 93 games in 2016 to a team that won 93 games in 2017 and then a 94th in a thrilling Wild Card game last week, the Diamondbacks finished with a thud, getting swept  by the rival Los Angeles Dodgers three games to none in the National League Division Series. But at least there was no peeing in the pool after Monday night's 3-1 loss to LA like the Dodgers did when they clinched the division title at Chase Field in 2013.  Mounted police guarded the swimming hole after the game.

The fans tried to generate some excitement throughout, but the D-backs struggled offensively all game long, only mustering three hits. David Peralta got them fired up when he singled in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt the chance to be a hero. Unfortunately, Goldy's long at-bat ended with a strikeout and also ended the team's season. We also learned that Zack Grienke can't be dominant in the playoffs, as he wasn't sharp all night, had a high pitch count early, and gave up all three of the team's runs. Photos by Jim Louvau.



After transforming themselves from a team that lost 93 games in 2016 to a team that won 93 games in 2017 and then a 94th in a thrilling Wild Card game last week, the Diamondbacks finished with a thud, getting swept  by the rival Los Angeles Dodgers three games to none in the National League Division Series. But at least there was no peeing in the pool after Monday night's 3-1 loss to LA like the Dodgers did when they clinched the division title at Chase Field in 2013.  Mounted police guarded the swimming hole after the game.

The fans tried to generate some excitement throughout, but the D-backs struggled offensively all game long, only mustering three hits. David Peralta got them fired up when he singled in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt the chance to be a hero. Unfortunately, Goldy's long at-bat ended with a strikeout and also ended the team's season. We also learned that Zack Grienke can't be dominant in the playoffs, as he wasn't sharp all night, had a high pitch count early, and gave up all three of the team's runs. Photos by Jim Louvau.


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