The Phillies defeated the Diamondbacks 5-3 in the first game of the 2023 MLB postseason NLCS held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on the 16th (local time). Phillies right-handed starting pitcher Jack Wheeler (33) pitched well, recording a quality start (3 earned runs or less in 6 innings as a starting pitcher), striking out 8 and giving up only 2 runs in 6 innings.먹튀검증
In the batting lineup, the trio of sluggers provided solid firepower from the beginning. Kyle Schwarber (30), who hit 47 home runs in the regular season, became the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the first inning and drew the first fastball from Diamondbacks starting pitcher Jack Gallen (28), sending it well over the right fence. Distance 128m. Then, with one out, Bryce Harper (31) hit Gallon’s first pitch and drew a solo arch to right-center. Harper, whose birthday was that day, fired a ‘self-congratulatory gun’ and heated up the atmosphere in the stadium, which was crowded with 45,396 people. Harper has appeared in 7 games this postseason and is showing off his hot batting ability with a batting average of 0.409, 4 home runs, and 7 RBIs.
In the bottom of the second inning, Nick Castellanos (31), who hit four home runs in the previously held division series, hit a dominant solo shot. The Phillies, who ran away with a 3-0 leavd, added one run each in the third and fifth innings to beat the Diamondbacks, who were only able to make up for a total of three runs in the sixth and seventh innings.
By winning Game 1, the Phillies gained an advantage heading into the World Series (best of 7 games). The Phillies advanced to the World Series last year, but fell to second place with 2 wins and 4 losses to the Houston Astros. The last time the Phillies won the World Series championship was in 2008.On the other side, in the American League Championship Series (ALCS, best-of-seven), the Texas Rangers defeated last year’s champion Astros 5-4 and won two games in a row. The Rangers, who scored 4 points in the top of the first inning, were able to shake off the Astros’ pursuit. If the Rangers win just two more games, they will advance to the World Series for the first time in 12 years since 2011. The Rangers, founded in 1961 under the name ‘Washington Senators’, have yet to win a World Series championship ring.