Matt Strahm recorded the final three outs of the game, it was nerve-wracking but he did it. He deserves this celebration! (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Phillies NLCS bound and the Philadelphia fans are losing their minds, couldn’t be more for yet another National League Championship Series, back to back years is very impressive to say the very least.

Phillies NLCS Bound

A big thanks for a history making night from Nick Castellanos. He is the only player in the history of the postseason to have back-to-back multi homerun games. The ONLY player. You heard me right. That’s legendary status.

Ranger Suarez got the start for game four of the National League Division Series and pitched a gem. He only gave up one run (the only run the Atlanta Braves were able to score at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday night). Spencer Strider was on the mound of the Philadelphia Phillies. He’s the pitcher that doesn’t like crowds or noise.

The final score was 3-1 with Trea Turner going 4-for-4 with a solo homerun in the 5th inning off of Strider. Castellanos, as mentioned before, destroyed two solo homeruns, one in the 4th inning and another in the 6th inning.

Here are the highlights of the game.

Phillies Celebration

The celebration was in full swing after Matt Strahm recorded the final out. Getting to celebrate at home is the best and these guys partied, hard. See the video from MLB on FOX below and photos below that.

Phillies win NLDS

The moment the Phillies punched their ticket to the NLCS 👏Philadelphia Phillies | #RedOctober

Posted by MLB on FOX on Thursday, October 12, 2023

 

The Next Round

The Philadelphia Phillies are headed to their second straight National League Championship Series. Last year, they played the San Diego Padres and beat them to be awarded the title of National League Champions.

This year, they will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks who just barely squeaked into the playoffs with a 84-78 record. They are the sixth seeded team in the National League side of the postseason bracket. That’s the seed the Phillies occupied last season.

Now despite being the last team in, don’t sleep on the Diamondbacks. They swept Brewers (who won the NL Central) in the Wild Card Round in Milwaukee, then swept the number two seeded Los Angeles Dodgers. SWEPT THEM. That’s impressive. They haven’t lost a game this playoff season.

But the good news is, the Diamondbacks have a worse regular season than the Phillies, so the series starts and ends in Philadelphia, home field advantage baby!!

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