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The Phillies took game one of what could end up being a seven game NLCS series last night. It was a tight, 2-0 win, that was won by two home runs out of the Philly camp. The first came from Bryce Harper in the fourth to take the lead, and the second was a 488 foot bomb from Kyle Schwarber two innings later. With just four total hits between the two teams, both Yu Darvish and and Zach Wheeler looked fantastic on the mound last night, but it was the Phillies that were able to sneak in the offense needed to take game one. Both teams got hot at the right time, and it’s now a battle of two underdogs in the NLCS. The Padres started their playoff run with a 2-1 series victory over the New York Mets (much to the joy of red-blooded Americans everywhere), and then took down the Dodgers in four games. The Phillies began with a 2-0 series win over the St. Louis Cardinals, and then they beat last year’s World Series Champs, the Atlanta Braves, in three games. The two teams competing to represent the National League in the World Series are definitive proof that post-season baseball is a lot like my underwear after Chipotle: filled with streaks.
For the Fightin’ Phils, Ace Aaron Nola will take the mound in game two in San Diego. Nola was brilliant in the Phillies win at home against the Braves last week, going six innings, allowing no runs, and striking out six. He’s got a season-long era of 3.25, but when he’s on, he’s one of the toughest pitchers to face in the entire MLB. If he puts up a similar performance to last Friday, the Padres offense will have their hands full. The Padres will put Blake Snell out on the mound on their side, a guy that started his season rough, but he was able to turn it around in the second half, finishing his season with a 2.19 ERA. Snell had a tough game in his first playoff outing against the Mets, struggling int their loss, but he was on his A-game in the Padres win against the Dodgers last week. In the seven games the Phillies and the Padres played this season, the Phillies took home four wins, and with Nola on the rubber and momentum from a win in game one, the Phillies have an advantage going into the second game of the series. Bryce Harper has shown he’s a dominant force in the post-season, having homered in three straight playoff games. With guys like Kyle Schwarber and JT Realmuto behind him, the Phillies offense supporting Aaron Nola is looking like a great matchup in game two. Hammer the Phillies money-line and ride with Philly Rob to get your free $200 from DraftKings!