The Philadelphia Phillies —led by Zack Wheeler, Bryce Harper, and Kyle Schwarber—defeated the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Tuesday night to take a 1-0 Series lead.
Wheeler was dominant again. The Phils’ ace threw 7-innings of one hit, no run baseball. Outside of a 24-pitch first where he issued a walk, Wheeler cruised striking out eight to earn the win.
Harper got the Phillies on the board with a solo home run off of Padres starter Yu Darvish in the 4th. It was Harper’s third consecutive game with a home run. The Phils’ DH is now batting .407 with 4 HR and 7 RBI this postseason.
He’s locked in.
Schwarber added the Phillies second run on a home run that is somewhere on the way to South Philadelphia. The ball was utterly destroyed.
Schwarber was 2-for-3 on the night and is showing signs of coming out of his slump.
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The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-2 on Saturday to eliminate the defending World Champions and advance to the National League Championship Series. The Phillies will play the winner of the Los Angeles Dodgers – San Diego Padres series.
It marks the Phillies first NLCS appearance since 2010.
Brandon Marsh sent the Citizens Bank Park crowd into a frenzy with a huge 3-run home run in the bottom of the second to give the Phillies an early 3-0 lead.
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The Philadelphia Phillies exploded for 6-runs in the 3rd inning and rode another stellar start by Aaron Nola to a dominant 9-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves in NLDS Game 3. The win gives the Phillies an improbable 2-1 series lead going into Saturday’s NLDS Game 4.
It was the first MLB postseason game at Citizens Bank Park in 11-years and seven days and the atmosphere didn’t disappoint. South Philadelphia was a madhouse of red and the Phillies gave them every reason to celebrate.
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The Atlanta Braves scored 3-runs –all with two outs– in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie and defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 in NLDS game two. The Braves’ win ties the series at one game each heading into Friday’s game three in South Philadelphia.
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler and Braves starter Kyle Wright engaged in a classic MLB postseason pitchers duel despite being lifted after the sixth.
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The oft-maligned Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos went 3-for-4 with one double and 3 RBIs on Tuesday afternoon to lead the Phils to a 7-3 NLDS game one victory over the Atlanta Braves.
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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola threw 6.2 scoreless innings to propel the Phils to a 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and a 2-0 series win. With the win, the Phillies will travel to Atlanta for the NLDS against the rival Atlanta Braves.
Nola went 6.2 innings scattering four hits and no runs. He walked one and struck out six Cardinals in his first ever post season start. It marked the second week in a row the Phillies leaned on Nola in a clinching game.
The win gives the Phillies their first postseason series win since the 2010 NLDS against Cincinnati.
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The Philadelphia Phillies scored six-runs in the ninth against the St. Louis Cardinals —one of the best bullpens in baseball — en route to a stunning 6-3 win and a 1-0 series lead.
“Hard to believe, Harry.”
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Aaron Nola took a perfect game into the seventh inning helping propel the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-0 victory over the Houston Astros. The win gives the Phillies their first playoff berth since the 2011 season.
Nola was simply dominate. The Phillies ace went 6-2/3 innings allowing two hits, no runs, no walks, while striking out nine. The outing was exactly what the Phillies were looking for with a playoff spot on the line.
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