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Who are starting pitchers for Phillies vs. Braves in NLDS?

We go over the projected starters for each game in the NLDS between Philadelphia and Atlanta in the 2022 MLB playoffs.

The Philadelphia Phillies will take on the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS in the 2022 MLB postseason. The Phils upset the No. 3 St. Louis Cardinals from the 6-seed in two games in the Wild Card round. Might Philadelphia be a team of destiny? The Braves secured the No. 2 seed over the New York Mets, who lost to the San Diego Padres in their WC series on Sunday night. The Braves got a bye from the Wild Card. Let’s take a look at the projected starting pitchers for the series.

Phillies vs. Braves starting pitchers


Game 1: Ranger Suarez
Game 2: Zack Wheeler
Game 3: Aaron Nola
Game 4: TBD
Game 5: TBD

The Phillies were supposed to send out Suarez for Game 3 against the Cardinals if that happened. Instead, he’ll pitch Game 1 of the NLDS. We should see the rotation go back to normal after Game 1. Zack Wheeler should be fine to pitch Game 2 on Wednesday, but the Phillies haven’t confirmed that. Aaron Nola would pitch Game 3. After that, it gets a bit tricky. Suarez can’t pitch on three days rest, so we could see a bullpen game.


Game 1: Max Fried
Game 2: Kyle Wright
Game 3: TBD
Game 4: TBD
Game 5: TBD

The Braves will send out Fried for Game 1 and after that we’ll see what happens. There are four starters who could be used: Spencer Strider, Charlie Morton and Kyle Wright. Chances are Wright is No. 2 behind Fried followed by Morton. The Braves have a ton of depth at starter. Strider could make a lot of sense as a reliever to come in and close the door for a few innings before Kenley Jansen comes in to close. Strider was on the IL but there’s optimism he’ll be on the NLDS roster.