Even for the National League West Champion Arizona Diamondbacks, there is still something to play for on the last day of the 2011 season. Tonight, it’s all about staying home versus packing for Philadelphia or Milwaukee. If the Dbacks win tonight and the Milwaukee Brewers lose, the Dbacks will be at home this weekend for the start of the playoffs. If the Dbacks win and Brewers win, off on the road the Dbacks go. They are packing their bags too if they lose, no matter what the Brew Crew do.
You can’t ask for more on the last day of the season. Sure, it would have been nice to have the home field wrapped up already. Both teams had their opportunities to have done that already. What’s done is done though.
I don’t know if you will be able to top what both teams did last night in their fight for home field. The Brewers Prince Fielder hit three home runs. The Dbacks, well, we know what “Tatman”, Ryan Roberts did. All he did was hit a walk-off grand slam last night. Can it be topped? In the past, I might say no. After what has taken place this season with the Dbacks, I would not put anything past the Dbacks at this point. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you haven’t.
I have to believe the Dbacks will put out their best lineup tonight. Have not seen a lineup yet, but Arizona will try to win the home field now. There was a bit of question yesterday with starting Jarrod Parker. Again though, they proved they knew what they were doing. Parker was almost lights out. Can’t wait for tonight.