The Philadelphia Phillies won two games in a row, taking one step closer to becoming the league champion for the second year in a row.

Philadelphia defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-0 in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series (NLCS) held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the 18th (Korean time), thanks to starting pitcher Aaron Nola’s pitching and concentration at the plate. .

Philadelphia, which won the first game 5-3 the previous day, won both of its home games and took the advantageous position to advance to the World Series for the second consecutive year since last year.

In a best-of-seven postseason series, the team that won the first two games has passed the series 75 times out of 89 times, which is an 84.3% probability.

Philadelphia starter Nola pitched 6 innings, allowing 3 hits, 7 strikeouts, and no runs, earning his 3rd straight win this postseason. He became the winning pitcher in Game 2 of the Wild Card Series against the Miami Marlins on the 5th, allowing 3 hits and no runs in 7 innings, and in Game 3 of the Division Series against the Atlanta Braves on the 12th, allowing 6 hits and 2 runs in 5⅔ innings. His ERA in three games this postseason is 0.96.

According to USA Today, Nola requested 8 years and $200 million in contract extension negotiations with Philadelphia last winter, but the negotiations fell through due to differences in position with the club, which wanted a 4-5 year contract. He has stagnated this year with 193⅔ innings, 12 wins, 9 losses, and an ERA of 4.46 in 32 games, so a total of $200 million is expected to be unreasonable, but his stock price is rising in the postseason.

On the other hand, Arizona starter Merrill Kelly suffered the loss by giving up 3 hits and 3 walks and allowing 4 runs in 5⅔ innings. All three hits Kelly gave up were solo home runs. He started in Game 1 of the Division Series against the LA Dodgers on the 8th and led the team to an 11-2 victory with a pitching pitch of 6⅓ innings, 3 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts, and no runs, marking his first major league postseason appearance as a starter. . His performance after 10 days was poor.

Philadelphia took control of the game until midway through the game, hitting Kelly with three home runs. With one out in the bottom of the first inning, Trey Turner drew Kelly’s second pitch, a 92.4 mph fastball to the inside, and connected it with a two-run home run that went well over the left field fence to score the first run. After hitting two home runs in the Division Series, Turner hit his third home run this postseason and sixth in his career.

With two outs and two outs in the third inning, Kyle Schwarber pulled a fastball in the middle of Kelly’s second pitch at 92.9 mph and sent a line drive over the right field wall.

Schwarber went out as the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the sixth inning and completely set the tone by hitting another home run. With a ball count of 2B1S, Kelly’s 4th pitch, an 88.1 mph outside changeup, went well over the right-center fence. Schwarber, who hit 47 home runs in this regular season, showed off his incredible power by hitting his 17th and 18th postseason home runs in succession on this day, following a solo home run in the first game the previous day.

Philadelphia won the game in the 6th inning with 2 outs and runners on base against pitcher left-hander Joe Mantifly, who was replaced, by widening the lead to 6-0 thanks to Bryson Stutt’s heavy hit, JT Realmuto’s 2-RBI double to left-center, and Brandon Marsh’s base hit to left. .

Then, in the 7th inning, Alec Bohm’s 2-RBI double, as well as 4 hits and 2 walks, added 4 runs to tie the game.안전놀이터

Arizona suffered the humiliation of not scoring a single timely hit in numerous opportunities, including 1st base with no outs in the top of the 1st inning, 1st and 2nd bases with 2 outs in the 4th inning, 2nd bases with 1 outs in the 6th inning, and 1st base with 1 outs in the 9th inning.

The third game between the two teams will be moved to Arizona’s home Chase Field and will be held at 6:07 a.m. on the 20th. Brandon Pott is scheduled to start for Arizona and Ranger Suarez is scheduled to start for Philadelphia.

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