‘Three home runs’ Philadelphia beats Arizona and dominates the NLCS
The Philadelphia Phillies took the lead in the Major League Baseball (MLB) National League Championship Series (NLCS, 4 wins out of 7), a match between wild card teams.
Philadelphia defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 in the first game of the NLCS held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on the 17th (Korean time).
Philadelphia, which defeated the Atlanta Braves, a team with 104 wins, in the Division Series, raised expectations of advancing to the World Series for the second year in a row. Philadelphia advanced to the postseason as a wild card last season and advanced to the World Series, but lost 2 wins and 4 losses to Houston.
On the other hand, Arizona, which defeated the LA Dodgers with 3 consecutive wins in the Division Series, suffered its first loss in 6 games after winning all 5 games of this year’s ‘fall baseball’.
Philadelphia’s boastful number of home runs was on fire again on this day. Philadelphia got off to a good start in the bottom of the first inning when Kyle Schwarber hit a solo home run over the right-field wall off Arizona starter Jack Gallen. Then, after one out, Bryce Harper drew a solo arch in the middle of the rain. Schwarber and Harper both yanked Gallon’s first pitch and threw it over the fence.
In the bottom of the second inning, Nick Castellanos, who hit four home runs in the Division Series, hit a dominant solo home run. While they were out, they added 1 run in the bottom of the 3rd inning on Trey Turner’s double and Harper’s timely hit, and then added 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning on JT Realmuto’s timely hit to left with 2 outs and 2 bases on base, and ran away with the score 5-0.
Arizona tacked on three runs in the top of the sixth inning with a dominant two-run home run by Heraldo Perdomo and a sacrifice fly by Alec Thomas in the top of the seventh, but ultimately failed to turn the game around.
Philadelphia starting pitcher Jack Wheeler pitched 6 innings, striking out 8, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs, giving the team a valuable first game win. Serantoni Dominguez, Jose Alvarado, and closer Craig Kimbrel, who then pitched, kept the remaining three innings scoreless. On the other hand, Arizona suffered as Gallen, their trusted first starter, allowed 3 home runs in 5 innings and gave up 5 runs in 5 innings.메이저사이트
The second game of the NLCS between the two teams will be held at the same venue on the 18th. Philadelphia announced right-hander Aaron Nola (12 wins, 9 losses, ERA 4.46), and Arizona announced right-hander Merrill Kelly (12-8 losses, ERA 3.29), who played in the KBO League, as the starter.