The Philadelphia Phillies are getting ready to start their second consecutive NLCS.
They have home-field advantage for the series and Game 1 is set for Monday night at Citizens Bank Park.
No team in baseball has a better playoff atmosphere than that of CBP.
You can expect the fans to be ecstatic as the Phillies make a push for another World Series berth.
Taking on Zac Gallen and the Arizona Diamondbacks for Game 1, the Phillies released their lineup.
It is business as usual for the Phillies taking on a right-handed pitcher.
The platoon of Brandon Marsh and Cristian Pache in left field sees Marsh getting the start.
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Also, Bryce Harper is batting third facing the righty.
Usually, he drops down to fourth when facing a left-handed pitcher.
There is no reason for Rob Thomson to make any significant changes to the lineup.
The Phillies have been dominant this postseason and have had no problems scoring runs.
Also, they have been great playing at home.
The Phillies are 4-0 at home in the playoffs and have scored 24 runs in those games.
There is no reason to think they will not have another great offensive showing on Monday.
Gallen should cause some problems for the Phillies lineup.
But, if the Phillies can scratch across a few early runs that could cause problems for the D-Backs.
This series is a battle of two Wild Card teams.
Last year, the NLCS featured two Wild Card teams as well.
It appears the new playoff format favors Wild Card teams for not having to take a layoff between series.
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