Philadelphia kept its hot postseason streak alive when they opened the National League Championship Series with a 2-0 win at San Diego on Tuesday night. The Phillies advanced to the NLCS by taking out defending World Series champion Atlanta over the weekend, while San Diego beat the Dodgers in its NLDS matchup. Philadelphia used a pair of solo home runs and strong pitching to pick up the win on Tuesday.
Philadelphia lit up the scoreboard in four of its five playoff wins heading into the NLCS, scoring 15 runs in its final two games against Atlanta at Truist Park in the NLDS. The Phillies used strong pitching and timely hitting to win Tuesday’s series opener, though. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler threw seven innings of one-hit baseball and the bullpen closed things out in the eighth and ninth inning. Philadelphia’s two runs came via solo home runs off the bat of Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber. Harper has been the team’s hottest hitter during their playoff run, but Schwarber had been ice-cold prior to hitting the longest home run in the history of Petco Park on Tuesday.
San Diego has been playing well offensively this postseason as well, scoring at least five runs in four of its five wins. The Padres were never able to get anything going against Wheeler on Tuesday, with their lone hit coming off the bat of first baseman Wil Myers. They put two men on base in the ninth inning with a walk and an error, but Manny Machado and Josh Bell were unable to drive anyone in. Machado is tied with Trent Grisham and Austin Nola for a team-high eight hits in the playoffs. They rank second in batting average out of 12 playoff teams, and first among teams that played at least three games.
Aaron Nola is going on the mound for the Phillies this Wednesday, and he’s been absolutely outstanding in his postseason outings this year, throwing 12.2 innings without allowing earned runs against St. Louis and Atlanta. If the Phillies are able to get a win on the board tonight, they’ll have home field advantage to try to get to the World Series in the next three games.
Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres Game Information
- Date: 10/19/2022
- Time: 04:35 PM ET
- Location: Petco Park, San Diego, California.
- How to Watch: Phillies vs Padres FOX
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Phillies vs Padres Betting Lines
Phillies are +104 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $104. On the other side, Padres are -114 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $88.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Phillies at a 49.02% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Padres have 53.27% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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