Aaron Nola has been spectacular this offseason however the Phillies NLCS game six was a bit different for him. In game two where he pitched, the Phillies took down the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-0. Nola pitched six innings striking out six batters while only giving up three hits and zero runs. You honestly can’t ask for a better outing from your pitcher especially with all that is on the line.
Unfortunately, Monday night’s potential clinching game wasn’t the same. Let’s watch a recap of the game.
Game 1: Monday, October 16th – 8:07pm EST in Philadelphia (Phillies Win 5-3)
Game 2: Tuesday, October 17th – 8:07pm EST in Philadelphia (Phillies Win 10-0)
Game 3: Thursday, October 19th – 5:07pm EST in Arizona (D-Backs Win 2-1)
Game 4: Friday, October 20th – 8:07pm EST in Arizona (D-Backs Win 6-5)
Game 5: Saturday, October 21st – 8:07pm EST in Arizona (Phillies Win 6-1)
Game 6: Monday, October 23rd – 5:07pm EST in Philadelphia (D-Backs Win 5-1)
Game 7: Tuesday, October 24th – 8:07pm EST in Philadelphia
The NLCS Matchup
The Philadelphia Phillies are in their second straight National League Championship Series. Last year, they played the San Diego Padres and beat them to be awarded the title of National League Champions.
This year, they will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks who just barely squeaked into the playoffs with an 84-78 record. They are the sixth-seeded team in the National League side of the postseason bracket. That’s the seed the Phillies occupied last season.
Now despite being the last team in, don’t sleep on the Diamondbacks. They swept the Brewers (who won the NL Central) in the Wild Card Round in Milwaukee, then swept the number two-seeded Los Angeles Dodgers. SWEPT THEM. That’s impressive. Before playing the Phillies, they hadn’t lost a game this playoff season.
But the good news is, the Diamondbacks have a worse regular season than the Phillies, so that means game seven the first in franchise history, will be in Philadelphia!