Welcome to The Stew’s annual team elimination posts. Like our video-game posts of last year, these are best done in theme. This time? We’re going with “Game of Thrones.” Each eliminated team will join the “army of the dead.” But we won’t just talk about
Archie Bradley hasn’t allowed a hit in September, and has allowed one run since the third week of July, and the Arizona Diamondbacks are going to play a postseason game (and maybe a lot more) and he’s totally jacked about it. Bradley seems the very best of the hardball journey that can’t always be counted on, but can always be believed in.
Not the best start for Robbie Ray. It is getting to the point in the season where anything that happens might just be short-term statistical noise. This does not mean Ray will pitch poorly in the playoffs. Nor does it mean the D-backs will score runs at a furious pace late in games. Let’s get the regular season over with already. Related: D-backs Turn Four-run Deficit Into Rout of Padres Related: Diamondbacks Rally, Avoid Sweep in San Diego Starting NL pitchers should at least be marginally capable with the bat. Bradley can hold his own. I know he wants to start, perhaps he wants to prove he belongs with sharp hits to center. Greinke will be our guy. He’s got the experience and the stuff to win