The Atlanta Braves lead 5-4 with runners on first and second in the top of the ninth inning. Trailing by one run, Philadelphia Phillies’ Nick Castellanos hits a big shot to right-center field. The ball, which had the potential to tie the game at two if it was hit, and a game-winning home run if it sailed a little higher, caught in the glove of a diving Atlanta center fielder, Michael Harris .Harris, who caught the ball as it crashed into the fence, could hardly contain his excitement and immediately attempted a replay, throwing out Philadelphia first baseman Bryce Harper at first base, who was sure of the hit, to preserve the win. Atlanta pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind 5-4 victory in Game 2 of the best-of-three National League Division Series (NLDS) against Philadelphia in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series at Truiste Park in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., on Tuesday.
With the series even at one game apiece, Atlanta will host Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for Game 3 of the NLDS on April 12.The Phillies opened the scoring with an RBI single by Alec Bomb in the first inning, followed by a two-run homer by J.T. Realmuto in the third and a sacrifice fly by Bryson Scott in the fifth for a 4-0 lead. The Atlanta offense, which had been stifled by the Philadelphia mound, broke through late in the game .After scoring a run in the sixth on an RBI single by Ozzie Albies, Atlanta tied the game in the seventh on a two-run homer by Travis d’Arnaud. Down 5-4 in the eighth, Austin “The Fixer” Riley hit a game-winning home run.
With two on and one out, Riley took a low slider from Philadelphia setup man Jeff Hoffman and lifted it like a golf swing over the left field wall. Atlanta walked Harper to lead off the bottom of the ninth, but a brilliant defensive play by center fielder Harris, who came up one out later, recorded the final two outs to secure the victory. In the other NLDS at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, Arizona swept the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers in two games. Arizona needs just one game to advance to the National League Championship Series (NLCS) for the first time in 16 years since 2007 (best-of-seven).Arizona loaded the bases with one out in the first inning against Dodgers starter Bobby Miller on a walk and two hits.
After Christian Walker easily scored on a sacrifice fly, Arizona scored one run on an infield grounder by Gabriel Moreno and another on a single by Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to make it 3-0.The Dodgers got a run back in the fourth on J.D. Martinez’s RBI single, but Arizona regained the lead in the top of the sixth on Gurriel Jr.’s solo shot. The Dodgers got a run back in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single by Enrique Hernandez. The Dodgers, who saw their starter Clayton Kershaw completely implode in Game 1, giving up six runs on six hits in ⅓ of an inning, didn’t fare much better today, with Miller giving up three runs on four hits with two walks in 1⅔ innings. The Dodgers finished their two-game homestand on a cliffhanger, as their starting pitchers combined for just two innings of work in the two games, putting a heavy burden on the bullpen. The two teams will play Game 3 of the NLDS at 온라인카지노 Arizona’s home ballpark, Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 12.