Diamondbacks Vs. Dodgers Game 3 Live Blog: D Backs Lose To Dodgers

Diamondbacks Zack Greinke (21) leaves the field after being pulled in the sixth inning against the Dodgers during Game 3 of the NLDS at Chase Field on October 9, 2017.(Photo: Patrick Breen/The Republic)


The Arizona Diamondbacks square off Monday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. After losing two in a row in L.A., the D-Backs must win this game to stay alive in the playoffs.

Here, you can follow along with Monday's fun — celebrity sightings, uniform reviews and whatever other non-sports, game-related fun we can find.

For a play-by-play of the game, visit our game-day blog

Score: Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 1 — final

10:45 p.m.: D-Backs lose

.@Dbacks fans yell "Next year baby, next year!" on their way out of Chase Field. Staying positive after a great season. #NLDS#Dbacks

— Lorraine Longhi (@lolonghi) October 10, 2017

Hardly anyone is sitting. This is what postseason baseball is about. pic.twitter.com/jmhzywRSgp

— Samuel Hoyle (@srhoyle) October 10, 2017

10:40 p.m.: Rally?

Peralta gets on base and the #BeatLA chants are deafening. #FreightTrain#Dbacks#NLDS@Dbackspic.twitter.com/du7fDMDqEo

— Lorraine Longhi (@lolonghi) October 10, 2017

10:00 p.m.: Ready for a foul ball

“I’ve been looking for about a year... found one under a hundred [dollars], said, ‘what the heck, why not?’” said Peter pic.twitter.com/48toPWPrJu

— Samuel Hoyle (@srhoyle) October 10, 2017

9:50 p.m.: Fans cheer the beard

.@ArchieBradley7 is pitching and these Dbacks fans are hype! #LetsGoDbacks#BeatLA#NLDSpic.twitter.com/ZkoXJat83A

— Lorraine Longhi (@lolonghi) October 10, 2017

9:30 p.m.: Fans boo as Walker hit by pitch

Crowd is on their feet booing Yu Darvis after he hits Christian Walker. Walker goes down, Peralta comes in to bat. #NLDS#Dbacks#BeatLApic.twitter.com/wVlZMNxHXW

— Lorraine Longhi (@lolonghi) October 10, 2017

Ouch, that one really hit him, fans giving Darvish the business. #BeatLA chants getting started. Fans boo Darvish as he leaves the bump.

— Samuel Hoyle (@srhoyle) October 10, 2017

9:00 p.m.: Crowd erupts

Home fans at Chase Field finally had something to cheer for with a run from Daniel Descalso, but L.A. answered with a run to start the 6th.

#Dbacks fans Noah and Marco fished Descalso's home run ball out of the Chase Field pool! #NLDS#BeatLA@Dbackspic.twitter.com/P8PgClmq8D

— Lorraine Longhi (@lolonghi) October 10, 2017

Daniel Descalso home run brings the Dodgers lead down to 1. This crowd is finally fired up for some offense pic.twitter.com/I7W79tpRkS

— Robert Gundran (@RobertGundran) October 10, 2017

8:50 p.m.: Awkward

#Dbacks legend Matt Williams is smiling on the outside but frowning on the inside, while posing with #Dodgers fans #NLDSpic.twitter.com/e2Mufrb1Hn

— Cydney Henderson (@CydHenderson) October 10, 2017

8:45 p.m.: Attendance high

Per the @Dbacks, attendance for tonight's game is 48,641. #NLDS

— Lorraine Longhi (@lolonghi) October 10, 2017

8:27 p.m.: Kids play virtual ball

Andrew Neff, 13, practices in the #VRBullpen. "I'm a catcher so Jeff Mathis @JMathSix and @Chris_Iannetta are my favorites." @Dbacks#NLDSpic.twitter.com/YC0XtBLVpu

— Lorraine Longhi (@lolonghi) October 10, 2017

8:15 p.m.: Fans remain optimistic

Despite the Dodgers' early lead, Diamondbacks fans remain hopeful.

"Oh yeah, we'll be back tomorrow," said Greg and Gayle pic.twitter.com/IrOqE8EmhJ

— Robert Gundran (@RobertGundran) October 10, 2017

Lucas (11), Max (2) and Tim enjoy their first D'Backs playoff game together. "I think they can come back, it's early," said Lucas pic.twitter.com/GqgmUuY6u3

— Robert Gundran (@RobertGundran) October 10, 2017

7:24 p.m.: Puig draws boos

D-Backs are getting loud.

#Dodgers Yasiel Puig draws the loudest boo of the night so far. #Dbacks fans chanting "Beat L.A" #NLDS

— Cydney Henderson (@CydHenderson) October 10, 2017

7:15 p.m.: Game underway

Game 3 has started! Will the D-Backs get swept by the Dodgers? Or will they hang on to continue their journey through the playoffs?

Heather is rocking a HUGE J.D. Martinez cutout in sec 332 pic.twitter.com/VY8WIAdzLu

— Samuel Hoyle (@srhoyle) October 10, 2017

7:08 p.m.: Phelps throws a strike

Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps threw a strike for the ceremonial first pitch.

Does our most decorated Olympian have a future in baseball? @MichaelPhelps throwing out the first pitch for @Dbacks at #NLDS Game 3 #BeatLApic.twitter.com/g9fjFo0CsT

— Lorraine Longhi (@lolonghi) October 10, 2017

6:58 p.m.: Pre-game fireworks

The crowd goes wild for @VoteGoldschmidt (and fireworks) #Dbacks#NLDS@Dbackspic.twitter.com/VKSxZxGhwG

— Lorraine Longhi (@lolonghi) October 10, 2017

6:35 p.m.: Roof open, ready to go 

Time to blow the lid off this place. #OurSeasonpic.twitter.com/0uhQLpABaM

— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) October 10, 2017

6:20 p.m.: Heavy traffic, long lines

There was heavy traffic on Seventh Street near Interstate 10 at 6:15 p.m., and a few minutes later a Fox 10 reporter tweeted there were still long lines at the gates. 

The lines at the gates are LONG!! Coming to Chase Field now? You might miss 1st pitch at 7:08 pm AZ

— Matt Rodewald FOX 10 (@Matt_Fox10) October 10, 2017

The Phoenix Suns are playing the Utah Jazz at 7 p.m. at the nearby Talking Stick Resort Arena, further complicating the parking situation in downtown Phoenix.

Navigation app Waze showed traffic jams surrounding the arena and ballpark at 6:45 p.m. 

6 p.m.: Where's Michael Phelps? 

Attendees filtered into the ballpark, ready to see five-time Olympian Michael Phelps throw the ceremonial first pitch at 6:58 p.m. 

"Hope I make it over the plate!!" Phelps tweeted Saturday. 

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Oh, and the best part? The Chase Field roof is scheduled to open at 6:31 p.m. Soak up that 80-degree weather while it lasts.

Some pretty cute fans on both sides of the field tonight #GoLA#BeatLA@Dodgers@Dbackspic.twitter.com/Zv8wrI9et4

— Lorraine Longhi (@lolonghi) October 10, 2017

5:30 p.m.: Sandy Koufax among Dodgers fans

Plenty of Dodgers fan here early to watch their favorite team during batting practice pic.twitter.com/UZrUeUbNBg

— Robert Gundran (@RobertGundran) October 10, 2017

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the team won’t hop in the pool at Chase Field if the team closes out its NLDS against the Diamondbacks, a celebration several Dodgers players took part in four years ago.

"That won’t happen," Roberts said on Sunday. "This is a completely different team, and I think we have bigger goals than to jump into a swimming pool."

ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez tweeted that Sandy Koufax, a Hall of Famer who pitched for the Dodgers from 1955 to 1966, was in the building.

The incomparable Sandy Koufax is in the house at Chase Field for Game 3.

— Pedro Gomez (@pedrogomezESPN) October 10, 2017

5 p.m.: Chase Field gates open

Gates are open! Two hours to first pitch and the line is already across Fourth Street at Chase Field for #NLDS Game 3 #BeatLA@Dbackspic.twitter.com/5LG3IHwH2N

— Lorraine Longhi (@lolonghi) October 10, 2017

Fans flooded into the park, eager to grab "Beat L.A." signs and one of the 40,000 free Diamondbacks rally towels for attendees.

Happy fans with their rally towels pic.twitter.com/NViFmjy8ZB

— Samuel Hoyle (@srhoyle) October 10, 2017

Beat LA signs being passed out to any and everybody not donning blue tonight. First pitch in 2 hours! pic.twitter.com/VGD6temh2d

— Samuel Hoyle (@srhoyle) October 10, 2017

4:45 p.m. Fan festival in full swing 

Fan fest is in full swing, come hang out! pic.twitter.com/fYLihb6PM7

— Samuel Hoyle (@srhoyle) October 9, 2017

People played baseball-themed games, munched on grilled cheese sandwiches and shaved ice, and sipped $6 beers at the street festival outside Chase Field. 

Fans shouted "Roger, we love you!" as Roger Clyne made his way into the stadium. 

The #DBacks host the Dodgers for game three of the #NLDS tonight. Roger and Jim will be singing the National Anthem!

We back the @Dbacks! pic.twitter.com/zYIhnx1Xwd

— Roger Clyne (@azpeacemakers) October 9, 2017

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, a rock band from Tempe that created the peppy "D-Backs Swing" that now plays after every win, will perform the national anthem.

Both inside and outside Chase Field, the amount of bright blue was noticeable. 

Plenty of @Dodgers fans lined up for #NLDS Game 3. This fan might give @Dbacks own Flag Lady a run for her money pic.twitter.com/BKk9zkS3r8

— Lorraine Longhi (@lolonghi) October 9, 2017

4:30 p.m.: Few fans fill the streets 

A street festival began at 4 p.m. at Fourth and Jackson streets with a live DJ, a beer garden, a truck selling postseason merchandise and the D-Backs Street Team.

Allison Rice, 11, is channeling her inner @ArchieBradley7 before #NLDS Game 3 today! @Dbacks#BeatLApic.twitter.com/uFAZb0lbLO

— Lorraine Longhi (@lolonghi) October 9, 2017

Unfortunately, by 4:30 p.m., the crowds of fans were looking pretty blue. 

You can already see a good amount of blue throughout the main plaza. 2 1/2 hours before game time pic.twitter.com/9mLrTLE4L1

— Robert Gundran (@RobertGundran) October 9, 2017

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Chase Field gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m., giving fans plenty of time to grab hot dogs and drinks before the first pitch at 7:08 p.m.

4 p.m.: Merch is ready for the taking 


National League Division Series lapel pins and balls were available inside Chase Field Oct. 9, 2017. (Photo: Robert Gundran/The Republic)

In the team stores, postseason shirts were $35 to $40 and hats were $45. NLDS-themed balls were going for $12 and lapel pins were $13.

Postseason gear is still available in the team store! pic.twitter.com/wZu6rtTzBw

— Samuel Hoyle (@srhoyle) October 9, 2017

Fans can grab a D'Backs postseason jersey tonight for $149.99 in the team shop. pic.twitter.com/lffW4wcpIa

— Robert Gundran (@RobertGundran) October 9, 2017

On the cheaper end, miniature baseball bats and foam fingers were going for two for $12. 

40,000 Diamondbacks rally towels ready for distribution as fans enter the main concourse. pic.twitter.com/k6GfmODtOu

— Robert Gundran (@RobertGundran) October 9, 2017

3:45 p.m.: Concurrent Suns game stresses parking

The Phoenix Suns are playing the Utah Jazz at 7 p.m. at the nearby Talking Stick Resort Arena, further complicating the parking situation in downtown Phoenix.

Jefferson Street Garage was only letting in people with parking passes by 3:45 p.m. One block south of Jefferson Street, parking was going for $40 per space. 

3:30 p.m.: Fans find fun outside ballpark

Fans trickled into Game Seven Grill, which opened at 1 p.m. and will stay open for an hour after the game. 

Fans are killing time beneath the misters with cornhole over at Game 7 Grill pic.twitter.com/RnxvbLWTKw

— Samuel Hoyle (@srhoyle) October 9, 2017

Republic reporter Robert Gundran scouted a few happy-hour specials near the ballpark: 

  • Fat Tire, Newcastle Brown Ale and Amstel Light are $3.50 at Networks Bar & Grill on Adams and Second streets
  • $2 off all draft beer until 8 p.m. at The Whining Pig on Washington and Second streets
  • The Park on Washington and Second streets has 28 beers on tap and specials on buckets and pitchers

And Republic restaurant critic Dominic Armato has you covered with the 12 best downtown restaurants if you're heading to the game. A few fans skipped pre-game fun and were in line by 3:30 p.m. even though doors are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. 

Fans are already in line, “It’s always nice to be the first one, maybe get an autograph,” said a fan. pic.twitter.com/HPzm5Ydky4

— Samuel Hoyle (@srhoyle) October 9, 2017

3 p.m.: Tickets sell out 

Tickets for Game 3 sold out by 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Diamondbacks press release. 

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However, some tickets were going for less than $50 on ticket-resale websites StubHub and Vivid Seats as of 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. 

If all else fails, show up outside Chase Field and hope for the best. If nothing else, at least you can always get a cheap hot dog. 

Republic reporters Sam Hoyle, Robert Gundran and Lorraine Longhi contributed to this coverage. 

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Anything is possible. #OurSeasonpic.twitter.com/db0fsvuSxW

— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) October 9, 2017


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