A rematch of Game 3’s starting pitchers ended with the same team celebrating as that game. The Diamondbacks trailed 2-1 after Brandon Pfaadt’s four innings, but scored twice in the fifth to take the lead. All 3 of these runs were charged to Ranger Suarez, who did not allow any the first time.
This was a lead that Arizona never surrendered. They scored the only run the rest of the game, an insurance run in the seventh that gave them a 4-2 lead.
The Ginkel-Sewald duo once again shut Philly down, and the Diamondbacks are headed to the World Series to take on (more?) Rangers.
Ketel Marte was named MVP of the series and now has a 16 game playoff hitting streak, which is pretty wild.
• Craig Breslow is expected to be Boston’s choice to replace Chaim Bloom. He’s come a long way since Eric Wedge constantly forgot he was on his team.
• Bob Melvin is expected to leave SD to be the next manager of the San Francisco Giants.
Note that today’s “75 Years and Counting” entry will be delayed until tomorrow evening.
Due to a scheduling conflict, tomorrow's recap of the 1956 season will be released in the evening instead of at 8 A.M. like other entries.— Covering the Corner (@CovertheCorner) October 25, 2023