The Phillies are set for the NLCS with a strong pitching lineup. Zack Wheeler, Aaron Nola, and Ranger Suarez are scheduled to start the first three games, boasting extra rest days. For the fourth game, they’ll introduce a No. 4 starter, Taijuan Walker or Cristopher Sanchez.
Arizona’s pitching strength primarily relies on Zac Gallen and Merrill Kelly, leaving room for a Phillies advantage, especially with Suarez against Brandon Pfaadt.
Despite a recent scare with Bryce Harper’s surgically repaired elbow, he’s confirmed to be in top shape for Game 1. The Diamondbacks pose a formidable challenge, known for their athleticism, running game, and dangerous hitters.
The Phillies have handled the running game effectively in their previous series, thanks to quick exchanges and strong throws from J.T. Realmuto, faster pitching deliveries, and an improved slide step from Aaron Nola.
The NLCS promises to be a thrilling matchup with pitching strategies, power hitters, and a focus on the running game.