For the second time in as many days, we have a Game 7 with a trip to the World Series on the line. The Arizona Diamondbacks handed the Philadelphia Phillies their first home loss of this postseason at the best possible time, leading Game 6 wire-to-wire to stave off elimination and reach the verge of one of the most unlikely pennant runs in modern baseball history. They’ll send rookie Brandon Pfaadt (3-9, 5.72 ERA) to the mound to try and finish the job on Tuesday night, while Philly turns to lefty Ranger Suarez (4-6, 4.18). First pitch of this do-or-die matchup from Citizens Bank Park is set for 8:07 p.m. ET.
The Phillies enter as -166 favorites on the moneyline at DraftKings Sportsbook, with Arizona at +140. The run total is set at 8.5.
The Phillies have submitted their lineup ahead of today’s game, so let’s see how they’ll go up against Pfaadt.
Phillies starting lineup, NLCS Game 7, Tuesday, Oct. 24
Say this for Rob Thomson: He has confidence in what got he and his team to this point. Despite a prolonged offensive slump that has them facing elimination in Game 7, Philly won’t make any changes to their lineup tonight, running out the exact same group in the exact same order as Game 6. Alec Bohm remains in the cleanup spot with Bryson Stott fifth, Nick Castellanos seventh and Brandon Marsh eighth.