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NLCS Discussion Thread Day 5: Philadelphia Phillies vs Arizona Diamondbacks

And we have ourselves a League Championship Series

In a twist few saw coming, the Arizona Diamondbacks have tied the NLCS with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fall baseball is the best.

Tonight, will be a rematch of Game 1’s “Dueling Zac/ks.”

Zack Wheeler will take the mound for the visiting Phillies. In postseason play, he has pitched in 19 innings for a 2.37 ERA (0.63 WHIP). He’s struck out 26.

Meanwhile, Zac Gallen will start for the D-backs, hoping for a better showing than he had in Philly. Currently, he has 4.96 ERA (1.53 WHIP) in 16.1 innings pitched with 12 Ks. He will hope to return to his Cy-Young-finalist form.

Given that both teams, essentially, had bullpen games last night, they will need the starters to go deep.

Here’s the visiting Phillies lineup:

And the home Diamondbacks:

The game will start at 6:07 pm on TBS.