The Arizona Diamondbacks’ season comes down to one game Wednesday night, the NL wild card game.
Win and the team moves on to face the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series.
Lose and, well, it was a surprising season, Diamondbacks.
The team released a video on its Twitter account Tuesday with Archie Bradley asking for the fans’ support against the Rockies.
The playoff game at Chase Field is scheduled to begin at 5:08 p.m.
Bradley’s message to fans in video:
“I want to see pandemonium. I don’t want to see people sitting down. I don’t want people on their phones. I want you to realize as much as we realize that we have one game.
“We have one chance to move on and really progress towards our goal of winning the World Series and it’s going to take you being as loud as you possibly can and then us doing what we do on the field, but we need you.
“We appreciate you. We hope you come out and support us.”
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This isn’t the first time that Bradley has tried to fire up the Diamondbacks fan base this season.
After retiring the Dodgers in seven pitches in the eighth inning during the Diamondbacks’ 6-3 win over the Dodgers on Aug.8, Bradley walked to the dugout pumping his first and shouted: “This is our house! Let’s go!”
After the game he added:
“This is our home field. I was at the game when Devin Booker was talking about not letting Russell Westbrook get that triple double. It’s the same thing,” he said. “You look up, you see the blue in the stands and this is our house, man. I don’t care how many games back we are, I don’t care if we’re the worst team in baseball. I want to win at home and I want to see Diamondbacks fans in the stands. I don’t like seeing blue in the stands.”
Diamondbacks phone history
Bradley’s comment about not wanting to see people on their phones brings back memories of a game late in 2015, when Diamondbacks announcers Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly ranted about a group of college-aged women taking selfies and not paying any attention to the game.
There’s a lot more at stake for the Diamondbacks Wednesday night.
Gates to Chase Field open at 3 p.m.
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