The Philadelphia Phillies, born as a postseason cannon corps, has increased its chances of advancing to the World Series for the second year in a row.
The Phillies hit Arizona Diamond Mound with a home run and a timely hit to win 10-0 in Game 2 of the National League Champion Series (NLCS), which was played at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on the 18th (Korean time). This is their 6th win in their home stadium this postseason, and the highest winning percentage ever (0.718) with 28 wins and 11 losses since the stadium opened. This is the Diamondbacks’ first shutout in the postseason in 46 games.
For the Phillies, shortstop Trey Turner, the $300 million man, got the go-ahead shot off D-backs starter Merrill Kelly in the first inning. It was similar to the first game. The previous day, top hitter Kyle Schwarber took the lead with a home run in the first inning.
The Phillies were ahead 1-0 in the third inning when Schwarber hit Kelly’s four-seam fastball into the left stands. 1 run home run. The cannon fire didn’t stop there. In the 6th inning, Schwarber pulled a changeup that flowed outside of Kelly and led to a left-center home run. D-backs starting pitcher Kelly’s three hits were all home runs.
Schwarber, who debuted as a major league catcher with the Chicago Cubs, recorded a batting average of 0.197, 47 home runs, and 104 RBIs this year. He is a typical blackmailer who ranked first in this category for two consecutive years with 215 strikeouts. With 18 home runs in postseason history, he tied the record with ‘Mr. October’ Reggie Jackson for the most.
The Phillies have drawn 19 jays in eight games this postseason. In particular, in the last four games alone, they set off 15 fireworks and completely defeated the D-backs. The D-backs allowed six home runs in two games. This postseason, three batters, including Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos, and Trey Turner, hit multiple home runs in one game four times.
After Kelly, the D-backs’ starter, retired, the Phillies scored 7 points by scoring 8 hits, including 4 doubles, against the bullpen, giving the bullpen pitchers who were involved in the victory a sufficient rest.
Aaron Nola of the Phillies, who forms a one-two punch duo with Jack Wheeler, pitched 6 innings without a walk, allowing 3 hits, 7 strikeouts, and no runs, earning his 3rd postseason win. Wheeler also gave up 3 hits, 8 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 6 innings in Game 1 with perfect pitch control without any free kicks. The Phillies have an ERA of 1.39 in eight fall baseball games, forming an iron wall with Cannon. The 1.39 in eight games is the lowest since the Baltimore Orioles’ 1.23 in 1983.메이저사이트
The D-backs’ Kelly’s three hits were all solo home runs, and a bullpen pitcher’s timely hit on a batter who walked on base in the sixth inning made him the losing pitcher, allowing four runs in 5.2 innings. The D-backs’ batting line, a hungry team that lost its five-game winning streak in the postseason the day before, was unable to find a breakthrough in the second game and recorded only four hits.
The team that wins games 1 and 2 in a best-of-seven series has an 84% chance of winning the series. If the Phillies’ cannons cannot be silenced at Chase Field on the 20th, the NLCS is likely to end in a short series.