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Congratulations to the 2022 Phillies

The Phillies’ journey through the 2022 postseason has ended.  They advanced farther than even the most ardent fans could have unreasonably expected.  I’m sure no one is more disappointed than the players.  Congratulations to the team for giving us such a wonderful season and meaningful games in September, October, and November. Continue reading Congratulations to the 2022 Phillies

Phillies’ Playoffs 2022, League Championship Series

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.

Now, they’ll travel to San Diego for an NLCS between the two lowest seeds who each had to advance out of the wild card round.  The seven-game series will follow the 2-3-2 format.

Television schedule (times for games one and two only)

Tuesday, October 18
Game 1: Phillies at San Diego at 8:03 PM on FS1/Fox Deportes

Wednesday, October 19
Game 2: Phillies at San Diego at 4:35 PM on Fox/FS1/Fox Deportes

Thursday, October 20
Off Day

Friday, October 21
Game 3: San Diego at Phillies at 7:37 PM on FS1/Fox Deportes

Saturday, October 22
Game 4: San Diego at Phillies at 7:45 PM on Fox/Fox Deportes

Sunday, October 23
Game 5: San Diego at Phillies (if necessary) at 2:37 PM on FS1/Fox Deportes

Monday, October 24
Game 6: Phillies at San Diego (if necessary) at 8:03 PM on FS1/Fox Deportes

Tuesday, October 25
Game 7: Phillies at San Diego (if necessary) at 8:03 PM on Fox/FS1/Fox Deportes

And, then on to Houston.

RHP Zack Wheeler will be the starter in game one, RHP Aaron Nola in game two, and TBD after that.

San Diego is countering with RHP Yu Darvish in game one, LHP Blake Snell in game two, and TBD after that.

The Phillies announced their playoff roster this morning, 13 pitchers and 13 position players.

  • Left-Handed Pitchers 
    • Ranger Suarez,
    • Bailey Falter,
    • Jose Alvarado,
    • Brad Hand.
  • Right-Handed Pitchers
    • Zack Wheeler,
    • Aaron Nola,
    • Kyle Gibson,
    • Noah Syndergaard,
    • Andrew Bellatti,
    • David Robertson,
    • Zach Eflin,
    • Seranthony Dominguez,
    • Connor Brogdon.
  • Catchers
    • J.T. Realmuto,
    • Garrett Stubbs.
  • Infielders
    • Rhys Hoskins,
    • Jean Segura,
    • Alec Bohm,
    • Bryson Stott,
    • Edmundo Sosa.
  • Outfielders
    • Kyle Schwarber,
    • Matt Vierling,
    • Brandon Marsh,
    • Dalton Guthrie,
    • Nick Castellanos.
  • Designated Hitter
    • Bryce Harper.

The Phillies also announced their starting lineup for tonight’s game behind starting pitcher Zack Wheeler.

Best guess at tonight’s lineup.

  1. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  2. Rhys Hoskins, 1B
  3. J.T. Realmuto, C
  4. Bryce Harper, DH
  5. Nick Castellanos, RF
  6. Alec Bohm, 3B
  7. Bryson Stott, SS
  8. Jean Segura, 2B
  9. Brandon Marsh, CF

They will face RHP Yu Darvish.

The San Diego lineup that will face Wheeler –

  1. Jurickson Profar, LF
  2. Juan Soto, RF
  3. Manny Machado, 3B
  4. Josh Bell, DH
  5. Jake Cronenworth, 2B
  6. Wil Myers, 1B
  7. Ha-Seong Kim, SS
  8. Trent Grisham, CF
  9. Austin Nola, C

These transactions were made to set the roster for the NLCS.  Being reassigned is NOT the same as being optioned.

10/18/22 Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP David Robertson.
10/18/22 Philadelphia Phillies reassigned RHP Nick Nelson to the minor leagues.