Saturday MLB Division Series: Highlights, Scores, Takeaways

Eight teams started on Saturday again in the 2022 postseason. After today’s league series games, that number could be nearly halved.

The Philadelphia Phillies knocked out the Atlanta Braves with an 8-3 NLDS Game 4 win that rocked Philly’s Citizens Bank Park.

Next, the Seattle Mariners play their first home playoff game in more than 20 years, hoping to avoid a sweep against the Houston Astros. And the San Diego Padres will take the field in Game 4 with the possibility of eliminating the Los Angeles Dodgers, winners of 111 victories, after resisting 2-1 in Game 3.

The only series that cannot end today? The other ALDS match, between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Guardians, who split their first two games in the Bronx.

Follow the action below throughout the day with start times, launch matches and starting lineups as they are announced, followed by in-game updates and takeaways at the end of each match.

Moreover: All You Need to Know About the MLB 2022 Playoffs | LDS Matchup Preview | Could this be the best post-season … ever seen? | Bracket, results and more

The Astros leads the series 2-0

I’m still out of nets in Seattle

Wait, what just happened?

Hail to the king

Arrivals


Tie series 1-1

The Yankees join the command

Everyone goes up … finally

Aaron Judge’s first postseason success is a two-point homer. Prior to that homer, Judge had been 0-9, with 8 strikeouts this postseason. According to ESPN Stats and Information, that was Judge’s 12th post-season home run to break a tie with Bernie Williams for third place from a Yankee in their 30-year season. The judge only follows Mickey Mantle (14 HR in 54 games) and Derek Jeter (14 HR in 110 games).

Guardians strike first (and second)

Cleveland is ready to rock


Los Angeles Dodgers to San Diego Padres (9:37 ET on FS1)

The Padres lead the 2-1 series

Dodgers Appetizer: Tyler Anderson

Father Appetizer: Joe Musgrove

Initial formations:

BOYS

1. Betting Mookie (R) RF
2. Trea Turner (R) SS
3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
4. Will Smith (R) C
5. Max Muncy (L) 3B
6. Justin Turner (R) DH
7. Trayce Thompson (R) CF
8. Chris Taylor (R) LF
9. Gavin Lux (L) 2B

FATHER

1. Ha-Seong Kim (R) SS
2. Juan Soto (L) RF
3. Manny Machado (R) 3B
4. Brandon Drury (R) DH
5. Jake Cronenworth (L) 2B
6. Wil Myers (R) 1B
7. Jurickson Profar (S) LF
8. Trent Grisham (L) CF
9. Austin Nola (R) C

Why this series ended: If you felt the energy at Petco Park on a Friday night, you would know why. In Game 4, the Padres will once again have a noisy, sold out crowd behind them and the perfect pitcher on the mound: Musgrove, the San Diego native and long-time Padres fan who has dreamed of throwing on a night like this and is fresh closing the Mets in the decisive game of the previous series. – Alden GonzΓ‘lez

Why it isn’t: They are the Dodgers, for screaming out loud. They haven’t won 111 regular season games for no reason. Heck, they haven’t won 14 of those games against these Padres for no reason. The Dodgers had plenty of opportunities to take the lead in Games 2 and 3 and simply failed to win with the runners in scoring position. At some point, one might think, they will. They are too good not to. – Gonzalez

Some pre-game news


The Phillies win the series 3-1

Take away

Once again, Major League Baseball will not have a repeat World Series champion after the Phillies bounced the Braves from the postseason with a resounding 8-3 win in Game 4 of their NLDS.

Just as they did in all three of their series wins, the Phillies jumped ahead at the start which saw Atlanta practically chasing from the start – and for the second day in a row, it was a party from start to finish in a noisy Citizens Bank Park.

Instead of a bat home run celebration that provided the defining moment like in Race 3, Saturday’s highlight was a spring around the bases. In the third inning, JT Realmuto became the first receiver in post-season history to score a home run inside the park, one inning after Brandon Marsh ignited the crowd with a three-run blast.

Two things are clear no matter who faces Philly in the NLCS: this squad that found new life early in the season when manager Rob Thomson took over will be no easy feat for anyone – and when the Phillies take the field. at home in an NLCS for the first time since 2010 next Friday, it will be a good scene in Philadelphia. – Jesse Rogers


Bryce adds the exclamation point

Phillies builds up

According to ESPN Stats and Information, this is the first home run within a receiver’s park in the postseason and the first time a Phillies player has made it in the playoffs.

The brave take one back

The Phillies deliver a great first shot

Dawn Staley is thrilled

The Philadelphia native knows something about winning when it counts.

Is Blooper nervous?

Arrivals

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