Phils polish Braves in NLDS: ‘This is step two’

Philadelphia — The Philadelphia Phillies had a weekend full of viral highlights as they advanced to the NLCS for the first time since 2010 after defeating the Atlanta Braves 8-3 in Game 4 of the NLDS on Saturday. The decisive victory included a three-point shot. In the 2nd inning, center fielder Brandon Marsh, in the 3rd inning, catcher JT Realmuto’s Inside the Park home run, and in the 8th, Bryce Harper’s opponent’s field shot. The Phillies advanced by beating Atlanta 17-4 in Games 3 and 4. “The last 24 hours show how we were made,” Marsh said after the win. “There’s a lot of good things going on with this ball club. We have to keep our heads down, polish, and focus on the task at hand. The last 24 hours have been pretty fun.” Hoskins’ Game 3 home run and bat spike were game-changing moments. However, it could be the series that defines the series as Realmuto hits the ball off the center field wall in Game 4 and then steals base. It shows a lot of emotion,” Realmuto said. “When I got into the house, I couldn’t help myself. I was so excited. Excited about this city. I was excited about this team. It was one of those moments I’ll remember forever.” Realmuto turned to him after three rounds. The players showed Philadelphia’s faithfulness in two home games after the team finished the season in three weeks away. That included winning the Wild Card Series against the Cardinals.” When they see their alumni come back and they all talk about it, from the ’80s and ’93 teams they talk about what the city is doing and how it’s doing. How fiery and passionate they are, I think we witness it every night,” Harper said. “It’s been so much fun for them to come out in the last two days,” ex Philly Pat Burrell said, just one day after Shane Victorino did the same. He threw his first pitch on Saturday at JT Realmuto for being the first catcher to hit inside – the postseason history parker and helping the Phillies reach the NLCS “It was one of those moments I’ll remember forever.” Patrick Smith /Photo from Getty Images Meanwhile, Harper advanced to his first league championship series after signing with the Phillies before the 2019 season. The team added long-hitters Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos before this season, but had a slow start in 2022 and replaced the manager. Things started to change when bench coach Rob Thomson took over. “Like any other club, there were ups and downs during the season,” Thomson said. I knew it was going to start. And we did that.”Sometimes you have to reset a bit to take them out of certain roles or give them a day. Off or whatever. The Phillies scored 24 runs in a four-game series despite being sent off in Game 2. Marsh’s home run came to Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton Shortly after he was elbowed on a line drive from Alec’s bat, Bohm.Morton will eventually come out of the game, continuing the low-level performance trend from the Atlanta starting pitchers. Both Max Fried and Spencer Strider had a bad outing. The Phillies took advantage while the Braves were trying to figure things out on the mound. “It’s great to see everyone in the room working together towards one common goal. .” said left fielder Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber said he signed with Philadelphia for one reason: he knew they had a chance to win. Castellanos reflected the same sentiments as Harper. He played 8 of 16 in the series. “It has always been a goal to get to where we are now,” Harper said, “but to go further than that. This is the second stage of what we went through. Step 1 is a wildcard. This is phase two and (now) we have two more.” It starts on Tuesday. Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola will both be back on the mound after resting. “We still have a long way to go, but we can do enough today. There will be,” Nola said. “The team has played great this series.” Philadelphia gave them strength from the bullpen, saying David Robertson has almost recovered from a calf injury he suffered while celebrating in the Wild Card Series. are healthy and confident, they’ve spent all season entering into the final four of baseball. “The best thing about all of this is that no one really knows what this team has been through unless you’re here every day. “It’s goosebumps to see this whole team come together,” said Schwarber.

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