Led by star hitter Kyle Schwarber, Phillies are looking to emerge victorious in “dog fight” in game one of the National League Division Series (NLDS) against rival Braves.Embed from Getty Images
Braves are looking forward to playing “energetic, meaningful” October baseball according to game one starter Spencer Strider.
- Ranger Suarez will be the Phillies’ starting pitcher with manager Rob Thomson insisting the moment is “not too big” for him.
- Thomson also expressed an urgency to win at least one game out of two on the road in Atlanta.
- Starting pitcher Suarez acknowledges the Braves are a “very good team with good hitters and possibly the 2023 NL MVP Ronald Acuna Jr”, however he insists the Phillies are ready to win.
- Starting pitcher for the Braves, Spencer Strider notes that whilst they face high expectations as the team with the best regular season record, the Braves have been “waiting to play meaningful baseball” in the postseason.
- The Braves will be looking to avoid a repeat of the 2022 NLDS where they were knocked out by this year’s opponents the Phillies.
- Acuna Jr insists that “what happened last year is in the past”.