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Bryce Harper, Phillies Offense Disappoint MLB Followers as Diamondbacks Power NLCS Recreation 7

Scott Polacek @@ScottPolacek Twitter Logo Featured Columnist IV October 24, 2023 Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images The Philadelphia Phillies have been unstoppable at home throughout the 2023 playoffs. Until the World Series was one win away. Despite going 6-0 with an average of 6.5 runs per game in the first six postseason contests at

Bryce Harper, Phillies Offense Disappoint MLB Followers as Diamondbacks Power NLCS Recreation 7

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IVOctober 24, 2023

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies is seen on field during Game 6 of the NLCS between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, October 23, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

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The Philadelphia Phillies have been unstoppable at residence all through the 2023 playoffs.

Till the World Collection was one win away.

Regardless of going 6-0 with a mean of 6.5 runs per recreation within the first six postseason contests at Residents Financial institution Park this 12 months, the Phillies by no means bounced again from an early deficit on the best way to a lackluster 5-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in Monday’s Recreation 6 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection.

Which means Philadelphia must win Tuesday’s decisive Recreation 7, additionally at residence, if it’ll attain the World Collection for a second straight 12 months.

The disappointing exhibiting from a sometimes dominant offense with stars similar to Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber was the largest storyline from the Phillies’ perspective, and social media had loads of response:

Matthew M @Teachin2daChoir

The best way the Phillies are approaching the plate, they’re taking a look at recreation 7. In the event that they lose, it is not on Nola. It is on absolutely the lack of self-discipline from the offense.

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Harrison Moore @Sportswriter235

This Phillies offense must get up.

Jeff Kerr @JeffKerrCBS

Stating the plain.

This efficiency is just not ok by anybody on the #Phillies.

4 and 5 hitters are hindering the offense. Too many runners left on base. Nola would not have it.

Matt Higgins @MattHiggins80

What a catastrophe of a recreation for the #Phillies offense.

Justin Banzuly @jbanzuly23

The @Phillies offense higher provide you with a greater method tomorrow.

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Madison Kelley @madisonkelleyp

Phillies offense has to get up and cease swinging at the whole lot 🫠


Phillies offense doing their finest 2023 Yankees offense tonight

Stephen Tilghman @StephenTilghman

Phillies offense tonight in an elimination recreation at residence.

🦅PhillyProud🦅 @SaintDadBod

I do not care who you have obtained pitching. You may’t anticipate to win scoring simply 1 run. Phillies offense higher wake the hell up for Recreation 7, or else they’ve blown a implausible alternative. The followers have given their all…

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PsuPhillySports @PsuPhillySports

Sadly, all phillies followers knew this was a chance. This offense depends an excessive amount of on the lengthy ball and infrequently did so with out runners on base.

Jason O’Brien @BeardoBeagle

So at what level do the #Phillies notice they are not owed one other journey to the WS, there is not any excuse for the method from our offense. I do know everybody will blame pitching, however the collective effort is fairly pathetic

Philadelphia’s offense wasn’t dialed in, however Arizona’s was towards starter Aaron Nola.

Again-to-back residence runs from Tommy Pham and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., in addition to an RBI double from Evan Longoria, gave the Diamondbacks a 3-0 lead within the second inning. Even when the house workforce answered again with a run on an RBI single from Brandon Marsh, Arizona was prepared with a response.

Ketel Marte, specifically, was prepared, as his RBI triple within the fifth chased Nola from the sport earlier than his RBI single within the seventh offered some essential insurance coverage.

That was sufficient for the Arizona pitching workers, as starter Merrill Kelly allowed only one run and three hits whereas hanging out eight in 5 innings. The bullpen mixture of Ryan Thompson, Andrew Saalfrank, Kevin Ginkel and Paul Sewald did the work from there, shifting the Diamondbacks one win away from their first World Collection look since 2001.

Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

Arizona’s Merrill Kelly has been an absolute maestro tonight. Punched out Kyle Schwarber and Bryce Harper on curveballs within the fifth. He has thrown all six of his pitches to great impact. The breakdown:

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4-seamer: 25
Sinker: 21
Changeup: 14
Slider: 11
Cutter: 11
Curve: 8

Philadelphia’s offense has constantly delivered with clutch hits, particularly at residence, all through the playoffs, however that was lacking Monday. The Diamondbacks restricted their rallies and prevented the raucous crowd from taking on prefer it has previously.

If they will try this once more Tuesday, they are going to be within the Fall Traditional.

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