It was an exciting moment for Arizona Diamondbacks fans across the country on Tuesday night.
The 84-win Diamondbacks are back in the World Series for the first time since 2001 after eliminating the previous NL champ’s Philadelphia Phillies in a best-of-seven series. Comeback wins in games three and four of the series coined their nickname “The Comeback Diamondbacks.”
After coming out strong in the first two games, the Phillies’ powerful bats were silenced for the rest of the series, and the team overall went 7 for 44 with runners in scoring position.
While he did not have an explosive game seven, Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte was loud throughout the series. Marte went 12 for 31 with four doubles, a triple, three RBIs and a stolen base in the NLCS. In addition, Marte currently holds a 16-game postseason hitting streak and is just one game shy of the overall record.
After having a pretty silent series, rookie Corbin Carroll went off in game seven, going 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Caroll caught the final out, sending the D-backs to the fall classic.
The World Series will kick off on Friday night at Globe Life Field as the Diamondbacks will play against the Texas Rangers.