Phillies, one win away from the NLCS, take the field at 2:07 EST vs the Atlanta Braves
The Philadelphia Phillies take the field today at 2:07 EST looking to go back to the NLCS for the first time since 2010. Noah Syndergaard will open up the game for the Phillies, going up against the walking corpse of Charlie Morton.
Playoff baseball made its way back to Citizens Bank Park on Friday night, and lets just say the Bank was rockin. Aaron Nola shut down the Braves offense early, and the Phillies headed into the bottom half of the third with the back-half of their lineup at the plate. After a Bryson Stott double scored Brandon Marsh, the Braves elected to intentionally walk Kyle Schwarber to face a struggling Rhys Hoskins.
In my 20 years of life, that was truly the loudest I have ever heard any sporting event in my life. The vibes were high, and the boys weren’t done there.
JT Realmuto singled to left field, bringing Bryce Harper to the plate who has been red hot in the playoffs.
Aaron Nola completed his gem, the Phillies tacked on a few more runs later in the game, and a combination of Brad Hand, Jose Alvarado, and Connor Brogdon would close out Game 3, as the Phillies capped off the night with a 9-1 win.
We now look to today’s Game 4 matinee, as the Fightins look to get back to the NLCS. Just two weeks ago was this team swept by the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, and after a complete 180, they send Noah Syndergaard to the hill with the chance to pop bottles in their own clubhouse for the first time since 2011.
Syndergaard will most certainly be used as an opener, and will probably go through the Braves order just one time (depending on how his pitches look). You’ll then see a combination of what is likely to be Zach Eflin, possibly Bailey Falter, Jose Alvarado, and Seranthony Dominguez to close out the rest of the game.
The Braves will send Charlie Morton to the mound, who has never lost a playoff game when his team is on the brink of elimination. The former World Champions now have their backs against the wall, and will hand Morton the ball in a packed CBP, who has a 5.72 ERA on the road in 2022.
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