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Phillies Take Game one in NLCS Pitching Duel over Padres

San Diego : Zach Wheeler and Yu Darvish took the hill for their teams last night and you couldn’t ask for more from either. Wheeler tossed seven amazing innings in hostile territory for the Phillies shutting out the Pads on one hit while striking out 8 and walking just one batter. Darvish came as close as you can to matching his game one nemesis for the Padres also going seven giving up just three hits and striking out seven and giving up just 2 hits. The problem was the two hits he gave up

Two of the three times the Phillies made contact with Yu’s pitches left the yard. Both hurlers matched zeros for the first three innings. In the fourth with one out Bryce Harper stepped into the box and hit his fourth round tripper of the postseason. In the sixth inning it was Shawarber’s turn . The slugger hit a 488 foot bomb that still rings in the ears of sothern california. And that's how it ended as Wheeler combined with relievers Seranthony Dominguez and Jose Alverado to shut out the Padre’s.

Schwarber, led the NL with 46 home runs this season, was riding a 1-for-20 postseason slump coming into last night's contest, as the ball left his bat he along with everyone else on the planet knew it was gone, raising his right arm as he headed too first base. Harper stood in the dugout with his jaw on the ground as the big man rounded the bases in amazement.

After the game Harper the 2 time NL MVP said

"I thought it got pretty small pretty fast, I've never seen a ball go up in that section in Petco Park. Just very impressive."

Schwarber told reporters

"A lot of people just looked at me weird . It was a cool moment, but I'm happy that we got the win overall."

A Parents Dream or Nightmare

The Phillies will try to take a 2-0 lead when they send Aaron Nola to the mound to oppose Blake Snell on Wednesday. Nola is set to pitch against his brother, Padres catcher Austin Nola.

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