Arizona Diamondbacks: Previewing the pitching matchups against the Rockies

By Joseph Jacquez
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Zack Greinke /
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The Arizona Diamondbacks welcome the Colorado Rockies to Chase Field for a crucial four-game series.

The Arizona Diamondbacks face off against the Colorado Rockies in easily the biggest series of the season.

This series has it all folks.

With four games at Chase Field starting Monday, the D-backs have a chance to put home field advantage for the 2017 National League Wild Card Game almost out of reach.

Both teams boast Most Valuable Player Award contenders: Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon.

While the Diamondbacks are 6-4 in their last 10, the tables turned this past weekend. Arizona dropped two of three games to the fourth place San Diego Padres, and the Rockies swept a four-game series from the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

Entering play Monday, the Diamondbacks are five games ahead of Colorado for the first N.L. Wild Card. A Diamondbacks’ sweep would increase their lead to nine games. But if the Rockies win the series or sweep, suddenly home field advantage would remain up in the air.

The Diamondbacks are 9-6 against the Rockies this season, including 3-3 at Chase Field and 6-3 at Coors Field. Arizona has won seven of the last eight contests between the two teams. During their 13-game win streak, the Snakes swept three games at Coors Field.

Which Diamondbacks team will show up and which Rockies team will show up? That is what we get to find out starting at 6:40 p.m. Monday. Manager Torey Lovullo talked about the importance of the series.

Here is a look at the starting pitchers we will see.