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D-Backs World Series Recap: The Miracle Run Comes To An End

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The Diamondbacks had an impressive postseason. They went from a team that wasn’t going, to making one of the best playoff runs ever. The Diamondbacks had struggles but continued to shine and thrive in the playoffs. 

The Diamondbacks snuck into the postseason with an 84-78 record with the 6th seed and took every team they played by surprise.

The Diamondbacks had to take on the Milwaukee Brewers; they fought hard in both games coming back from down two or more with clutch hitting to win both games. The series would end 2-0 with the Diamondbacks sweeping the National League Central champions. 

They would go on to the NLDS to face the number one team in the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Even though the Diamondbacks were underdogs they fought hard and swept the Dodgers 3-0.

The D-backs would go on to face the Phillies. They were down 2-0 against the Phillies and would come back to win the series 4-3 making it to their second appearance in the World Series since 2001.

 The last time the team went to the World Series, they defeated the New York Yankees 4-3. 

The Diamondbacks and Rangers would trade games at the start of the series 1-1 after two very impressive showings. The D-backs would demolish the Rangers in game two 9-1 after losing to a walk-off home run in game one. 

The Diamondback’s run ended in the World Series losing to the Rangers 4-1. The team is very proud of how far they got. 

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo told reporters “I want to go camping and just sit in the tent and suck my thumb and eat ice cream. Is that the weirdest answer you guys have ever had? And just let it run its course as it is supposed to.” Lovullo felt the team lost the series due to the mistake they were making themselves and that he was emotional with the feeling of losing. Lovullo also addressed the fans by saying “I am sorry I didn’t do my Job” 

Also to note that Diamondbacks second basemen Ketel Marte led the team with a batting average of .329 and made Postseason history with a hitting streak going all the way to 20 games. Holding the record was Marquis Grissom from the Atlanta Braves during the 95 to 96 postseason. 

Ketel had a breakout season with 25 home runs, 82 RBIs and 157 hits on the season. The Diamondbacks have a stud on their hands for the future. 

When asked about the accomplishment, Marte would say “I feel good,” Marte said. “It’s just another accomplishment for myself. I know what kind of person I am. I’m a person that believes in God. We’re going to continue to strike and continue to break records.” 

Switching to pitching, the Dbacks were led by Merrill Kelly with 24 innings played  3-1 win record and Zach Gallon with 33.2 innings pitched and a 2-3 record. 

The Diamondback pitchers and defense are what made this run possible. When they struggled at the start of games their defense would come up with clutch plays to make sure games weren’t blown out of proportion.

 The Diamondbacks pitchers didn’t struggle to close out games when they needed to either. The Diamondbacks gave every time they played a run for their money and shocked many people with the run they made to get to the World Series. 

The team should walk away with their heads held high and proud that they got to play in the World Series with how young the team is. 

Next season they will come back better and stronger to get a chance at winning the World Series for the franchise. 



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