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Five (bold) predictions for the Arizona Diamondbacks Wild Card game

By Trisha Garcia
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Chris Iannetta /
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2. Jon Gray leaves early

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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 17: Jon Gray #55 of the Colorado Rockies pitches during a regular season MLB game between the Colorado Rockies and the visiting San Diego Padres at Coors Field on September 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Russell Lansford/Getty Images) /

Gray has one 10-strikeout performance against the Diamondbacks, but also gave up three runs in the first inning in another start.

I’m looking for the Arizona Diamondbacks to bring the heat early. Not only are they playing at home, but the guys have been amped for this game for a while.

I think the offense is going to come out strong, like the days of the 13-game winning streak. This is going to send the Rockies into their bullpen early and hopefully often.

Despite some concerns about the Diamondbacks offense, they are the source of my next two predictions.