By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Phillies are showing that they are too much for the Arizona Diamondbacks. At least through the first two games in the series.
The Phillies dominated the Diamondbacks 10-0 on Tuesday night. With the win, the Phillies took a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship Series.
The series will resume on Thursday in Arizona. The Diamondbacks will attempt to not be swept with the next two games at their home stadium.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said after the game that the team needs to get back to D’Back baseball. Their motto is “embrace the chaos.”
Arizona had just four hits in the game. Three of the hits were given up by Phillies ace Aaron Nola.
Then in the ninth inning, Phillies rookie Orion Kerkering gave up a hit.
Once again, the Phillies bats came alive with the long ball. They hit three home runs, including two from leadoff man Kyle Schwarber.
Trea Turner also went deep in the game. Schwarber and Turner had three combined RBIs.
J.T. Realmuto and Alec Bohm combined for 5 RBIs. Brandon Marsh and Nick Castellanos also had an RBI each.
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Nola shut down the Diamondbacks hitters with six scoreless innings. He received the win before handing the ball off to the bullpen who closed out the game.
Diamondbacks pitcher Merrill Kelly received the loss. Kelly went 5 2/3rd innings and allowed four earned runs, including giving up three home runs.
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