Diamondbacks Beat Phillies to Clinch MLB World Series
In what will be remembered as one of the greatest games of this MLB season, the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied against the odds to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, clinching their spot in the World Series against all MLB Lines.
An Overcome to Remember
The early innings of Game 7 showcased Arizona’s intent. Rookie outfielder Corbin Carroll demonstrated why he is a rising star with an infield single in the first inning. This was soon followed by rookie catcher Gabriel Moreno’s sharp single into right field. Capitalizing on this momentum, Christian Walker grounded out, allowing Carroll to sprint from third to score the first run for Arizona.
Philadelphia’s Alec Bohm ensured the Phillies stayed in the contest. He launched an impressive home run, revitalizing the home crowd and bringing the game level. Bryce Harper, one of the Phillies’ mainstays, stepped out of the dugout to applaud Bohm’s efforts.
Confidence in Rookies Paid Off
But the Diamondbacks rookies continued to shine. Brandon Pfaadt’s steely pitching ensured that Phillies’ big hitters like Kyle Schwarber were kept in check. Pfaadt’s crucial strikeout of Schwarber in the third, combined with his successful evasion of Trea Turner’s bat, showed Arizona had momentum on their side.
Bohm once again shifted the narrative in the fourth, securing a walk and then racing home on a double by Stott, giving Philadelphia a 2-1 lead. The Phillies looked to consolidate with J.T. Realmuto’s single placing runners in prime positions. However, Pfaadt’s nerve held, striking out Nick Castellanos and Johan Rojas, ensuring no further damage.
Arizona’s response came swiftly. Emmanuel Rivera’s leadoff single was a prelude to Carroll’s game-tying single, marking his third hit of the evening. Carroll’s base stealing put him in scoring position, allowing Moreno to put Arizona ahead 3-2 with a well-timed hit.
Ketel Marte … A Well-Made MVP
The closing innings saw Arizona’s bullpen stepping up. Kevin Ginkel adeptly maneuvered through the seventh, nullifying threats from Turner and Harper. In the final innings, Arizona’s defense was impenetrable, with Paul Sewald ensuring the game ended in Arizona’s favor.
The Diamondbacks, against all MLB Odds, turned the series around to clinch their spot in the World Series against the Texas Rangers. Their triumph is not just a victory on the field but a testament to their spirit and resilience throughout the season. Magic is on the Dbacks side.