The Phillies continue their first playoff journey since 2011.
They swept their best of three wild card round in St. Louis and punched their ticket to the NLDS.
They chopped the legs out from under the Atlanta baseball team taking the best of five series in four games, clinching at home.
Then, they crushed the fifth-seeded San Diego Padres, winning the best of seven series in five games, clinching in CBP.
Now, they’ll travel to Houston for their first world series since 2009.
Houston was the top-seeded and best team in the American League with 106 wins. Only the National League Los Angeles Dodgers won more games (111) during the 2022 season. The Phillies were the lowest-seeded NL team with 87 wins. Only the AL sixth seed Tampa Bay had fewer wins (86) among playoff qualifiers.
The Astros are undefeated in post-season play winning all seven of their games. The Phillies are 9-2 having played an extra series, the wild card round against St. Louis.
The Phillies and Astros met once this season in the final series of the season. The Phillies clinched their playoff berth with a 3-0 win by Aaron Nola against Lance McCullers. The Astros prevailed the next two games with Justin Verlander winning a 3-hit, 10-0 blowout over Ranger Suarez and Framber Valdez leading a 4-hit, 3-2 victory over Michael Plassmeyer.
The seven-game series will follow the 2-3-2 format.
- October 28, 2022: MLB World Series begins (FOX), all games at 8:03 PM EST
- Friday, October 28 – Game 1: Phillies at Houston
- Saturday, October 29 – Game 2: Phillies at Houston
- Sunday, October 30 – Off Day
- Monday, October 31 – Game 3: Houston at Phillies
- Tuesday, November 1 – Game 4: Houston at Phillies
- Wednesday, November 2 – Game 5: Houston at Phillies (if necessary)
- Thursday, November 3 – Off Day
- Friday, November 4 – Game 6: Phillies at Houston (if necessary)
- Saturday, November 5 – Game 7: Phillies at Houston (if necessary)
And, then on to the parade!
RHP Aaron Nola will be the starter in game one, RHP Zack Wheeler in game two, and TBD after that.
Houston is countering with RHP Justin Verlander in game one, TBD in game two.
The Phillies announced their playoff roster this morning, 13 pitchers and 13 position players.
- Left-Handed Pitchers
- Ranger Suarez,
- Jose Alvarado,
- Brad Hand.
- Right-Handed Pitchers
- Aaron Nola,
- Zack Wheeler,
- Seranthony Dominguez,
- Noah Syndergaard,
- David Robertson,
- Zach Eflin,
- Connor Brogdon,
- Andrew Bellatti,
- Nick Nelson,
- Kyle Gibson.
- J.T. Realmuto,
- Garrett Stubbs.
- Rhys Hoskins,
- Jean Segura,
- Alec Bohm,
- Bryson Stott,
- Edmundo Sosa,
- Nock Maton.
- Kyle Schwarber,
- Brandon Marsh,
- Nick Castellanos,
- Matt Vierling.
- Designated Hitter
- Bryce Harper.
Best guess at tonight’s lineup.
- Kyle Schwarber, LF
- Rhys Hoskins, 1B
- J.T. Realmuto, C
- Bryce Harper, DH
- Nick Castellanos, RF
- Alec Bohm, 3B
- Bryson Stott, SS
- Jean Segura, 2B
- Brandon Marsh, CF
They will face RHP Justin Verlander.
Houston added LHP Will Smith to their world series roster. He and Framber Valdez are the only lefties on the roster. Valdez is a starter, so Smith would be the only LHP option in their bullpen.
These transactions were made to set the roster for the NLCS. Being reassigned is NOT the same as being optioned.
10/28/2022 – Phillies reassigned LHP Bailey Falter to the minor leagues
10/28/2022 – Phillies activated RHP Nick Nelson
10/28/2022 – Phillies reassigned SS Dalton Guthrie to the minor leagues
10/28/2022 – Phillies activated SS Nick Maton