The momentum is strong for two days in a row with a come-from-behind win, ARI dominates, ‘Galen vs. Wheeler’s NLCS runs in the 5th game return match
The Arizona Diamondbacks, who came up on the fall baseball stage with a ‘pull-up’, produced a come-from-behind drama for two consecutive days and brought the game back to square one.
Arizona came from behind to win 6 to 5 in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series (NLCS) held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona on the 21st (Korean time) to level the series at 2 wins and 2 losses.
Arizona, who came home after losing both the first and second away games, won 2-1 in Game 3 the previous day thanks to Ketel Marte’s walk-off single, and then pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind victory today with pinch hitter Alec Thomas’ tying home run and Gabriel Moreno’s game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth inning. .메이저사이트
Arizona announced ace Jack Gallen as the starter for Game 5, which will be held at the same venue at 9:07 a.m. on the 22nd.
Gallen performed poorly in the first game, allowing 8 hits and 5 runs in 5 innings, resulting in a loss. At the time, Philadelphia starting pitcher Jack Wheeler became the winning pitcher, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs in 6 innings. Game 5 is a return match between the two aces, and Galen is determined to get revenge. If Arizona wins Game 5, it will sweep the three-game series at home to take the lead in the series with 3 wins and 2 losses, leaving it one win away from advancing to the World Series for the first time in 22 years since 2001.
The game unfolded into a tense bullpen battle. Arizona starter Joe Mantifly allowed one hit and no runs in one inning, and Philadelphia starter Christopher Sanchez allowed two hits and two runs in 2⅓ innings. Arizona was the one who showed her back.
Bottom of the 8th inning, down 3-5.
Leader Lourdes Gurriel Jr. opened the game by stealing a double to left from Philadelphia closer Craig Kimbrel. Evan Longoria is out on a fly to left field, with one out and runners on second base. Then, left-handed pinch hitter Thomas, who came to bat, hit Kimbrel with a two-run shot to tie the score at 5-5. With a full count, Kimbrel’s sixth pitch was a fastball outside the 93 mph range, and he hit it 412 feet away, over the right-center fence.
Arizona continued to create an opportunity with Marte’s left-handed hit and Corbin Carroll’s bases on runners on first and second with two outs, and then Moreno stole a center hit from replaced pitcher Jose Alvarado, bringing Marte home and turning the tide at 6-5. It was successful.
Then, Paul Seewald took the mound in the top of the 9th inning and gave up a double to Schwarber with 2 outs, but he struck out Turner on a swing and recorded a save.
Kimbrel took the mound in the 9th inning with the score tied 1-1 in Game 3 the previous day and gave up a walk-off hit to Marte, and is having the worst fall baseball season as he suffered a loss today as well.
Arizona scored first. In the bottom of the second inning, leader Christian Walker got on base due to a throw error by the third baseman, and then advanced to third base with one out, Gurriel’s grounder and opposing catcher JT Realmuto’s fastball. Then, Emmanuel Rivera hit a heavy hit to take the lead 1-0.
Arizona ran away with a 2-0 lead in the third inning when Marte, who came out with an infield hit to shortstop, advanced to third base on opposing pitcher Sanchez’s wild pitch and Carroll’s grounder to shortstop, then hit home on Moreno’s right-handed hit.
However, Philadelphia made up for one point in the top of the fourth inning when leadoff pitcher Kyle Schwarber hit a solo shot to right-center field. Schwarber hit left-hander Kyle Nelson’s 7th pitch, a high 91 mph fastball, over the right-center wall at a full count. With Schwarber’s 4th home run in this NLCS, he hit 1 home run in the first game and 2 home runs in the second game.
Philadelphia tied the score 2-2 in the top of the fifth inning. With one out, Realmuto hit a single to left-center and advanced to second base on Nick Castellanos’ ground ball. Then, Brandon Marsh pulled in a sinker in the center of left-hander Andrew Salfrank’s 92 mph and fired a double to left center to bring Realmuto home.
Philadelphia took the win by adding 2 runs in the top of the 6th inning. Leadoff Schwarber, next batter Trey Turner, and Bryce Harper walked three consecutive batters, giving him a chance to load the bases with no outs. Then, Alec Bohm yanked a low sinker from changed pitcher Ryan Thompson and hit a grounder that bounced inside the third base line and bounced to the right of third baseman Rivera. Rivera threw home, but it was a bad throw, and Schwarber and Turner hit home.
In the top of the 7th inning, Philadelphia had 1 out and 1 out, Johan Rojas tripled to the right field, and Schwarber’s intentional 4th pitch put the runners on 1st and 3rd base with 1 out. Then, Turner hit a sacrifice fly to left field, and Rojas rushed home. With a 5-2 lead, it was expected that Philadelphia would win.
However, Arizona made up for one run in the bottom of the 7th inning and started the chase in the second half. With the bases loaded and two outs on a hit by Heraldo Perdomo and walks by Marte and Moreno, Christian Walker drew a walk from right-hander Orion Kerkering to narrow the lead to two runs.