We had been seeing many opposing views in our comments and mentions recently about who the Dodgers should face in the NLDS. In order to really get a better feel for who the fans would prefer, we took to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and asked the same question: Rockies or Diamondbacks?
First up is Twitter, and the winner is clearly the Rockies with 68% of the vote. I wouldn’t call this a complete blowout because the Diamondbacks still got a lot of votes, with 32%. Many Rockies voters cited Colorado’s average pitching and how that would be beneficial to the Dodgers. People who voted for the Diamondbacks seemed to care about either playing the better team, not playing in Coors, or getting to jump in Arizona’s pool one more time. There were also many comments saying that it didn’t matter who the Dodgers face because Los Angeles will win regardless.
Who would you rather face in the NLDS??
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) October 3, 2017
I think both teams could be tough, but I don’t want our boys to have to pitch at Coors Field!
#LetsGoDodgers – Michelle Flomenhoft
Rockies, their starting pitching is average at best – Nick Dougan
Don’t matter, Dodgers in 3 – Joseph
Instagram had a similar story, with the poll resulting in 65%/35% split in favor of the Rockies. Facebook, on the other hand, didn’t seem to care for the idea of playing Arizona at all. We asked followers to like the post for the Rockies or share the post for the Diamondbacks. As of now, the post has 1,600 likes and just 88 shares. The comments were also identical to what was on Twitter.
Dbacks , so we can celebrate in that pool one more time before it gets cold. – Errny Cortez
Rooting for a Rockies win, as the Dbacks really had the Dodgers number this year. I certainly don’t want to face them!!! – Zac Abrams
Doesn’t matter who we play. If our boys go out there and play the Dodger Baseball that we grew accustomed to this season, ain’t nobody beating us. – Michael Pacheco
Did you happen to catch the AL Wild Card game on Tuesday night? What an exciting game that was, with both the Twins and the Yankees putting up three runs in the first inning! The hype died down just a bit towards the end of the game, but baseball fans are in for a treat if the Colorado and Arizona game comes close to that.
All in all it looks like the consensus amongst Dodger fans is that they’d rather face the Rockies, so go Colorado? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
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