Archie Bradley let loose after hitting the first postseason triple by a relief pitcher
If you like triples, The D-backs' 11-8 win over the Rockies in Wednesday's NL Wild Card Game was definitely for you. The D-backs got off to a quick start in the early innings thanks to a three-bagger by Ketel Marte, who hit a second one shortly thereafter -- adding himself to the history books in the process.
But the game's biggest moment came in the seventh, when, due to some managerial decision-making, reliever Archie Bradley was hitting with two runners on and two outs. Bradley entered the game with six career base hits and zero extra-base hits, so of course he cracked a two-run triple to the left-field gap and basked in the moment at third base:
He was pumped:
Oh by the way, the triple made Bradley the first relief pitcher to ever triple in the postseason. As far as pitchers as a whole, it hadn't happened in a while, either:
Archie Bradley is the first pitcher to triple in the postseason since Dontrelle Willis in the 2003 NLDS for the Marlins.- Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) October 5, 2017
The Cespedes Family BBQ guys were clearly impressed:
Watch the D-backs face off against the Dodgers in the NLDS presented by T-Mobile, Game 1: Friday, 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. MST on TBS.