Arizona Diamondbacks: Archie Bradley’s Shot Heard ‘Round the World

PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 04: Archie Bradley
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 04: Archie Bradley /

The Arizona Diamondbacks just had their own version of Bobby Thompson’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” in an electrifying National League Wild Card game. 

If Archie Bradley wasn’t already going down in Arizona Diamondbacks history, the two-run triple he hit in the seventh inning of the N.L. Wild Card game will definitely cement his spot.

The game was electric from beginning to end. From Paul Goldschmidt’s three-run homer in the first inning, to the Rockies coming back from a 6-0 deficit.

The Diamondbacks offense was relentless with Daniel Descalso going yard and A.J. Pollock picking up a two-run triple of his own.

Sure, Bradley came in and gave up back-to-back homers to Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story, but it really didn’t diminish the energy his triple brought to Chase Field.

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Now, before New York-San Francisco Giants fans come calling for my head, I don’t think Bradley’s triple replaces Thompson’s three-run shot against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1951.

But, it was electric in a way I’ve never seen before. There’s no wonder that he has been a fan favorite season all season long.

I’d like to relive the ball bouncing off the wall, Bradley sprinting around the bases and his perfect slide into third base.

Yes, two runs scored, but I was more focused on what Bradley was going to do next.

How was he going to react to Chase Field?

Better yet, how was Chase Field going to react to him?

I can’t stop watching his reaction.

In fact, let’s just watch it again.

Unforgettable is one way to describe it. From his perfect hair underneath a helmet (seriously, what product do you use?), to screaming “Let’s Go!” again this year to pointing at the crowd. It was just amazing.

And rightfully, it was the topic of discussion after the game.

Even Bradley’s roommate, Jake Lamb, who went 4-for-4, just wanted to talk about Bradley’s hit.

He later told Fox Sports Arizona that, “[Bradley] is going to talk about the triple for the rest of his life.”

But, honestly can you blame him?

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