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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 12: Ranger Suárez #55 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves during Game Four of the Division Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 12, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Phillies are in complete control of the NLCS. They are out to a 2-0 lead after their 10-0 win on Tuesday Night. And the news gets even better because they have a massive pitching advantage in game 3. The Diamondbacks are sending out Brandon Pfaadt, who had a 5.72 ERA. The Phillies meanwhile have Ranger Suarez on the mound. 

Ranger has a sparkling 1.16 ERA across 5 playoff starts and 2 appearances out of the pen in his career. As of now, only two starters retired with a better postseason ERA, Sandy Koufax, and Christy Mathewson. We know Ranger can hold his own in the playoffs. He shut down teams like the Braves and Astros. The moment is not going to be too big for him. 

Ranger surprisingly does not have a great history against the D Backs. His career ERA against them is 5.09. But a lot of the damage was done in two games. In 2019 he gave up 4 runs in 4 innings pit of the bullpen. And this season he gave up 5 runs in 5 innings in what was his third start this season back from injury. In his other 7 appearances, his ERA vs the D Backs is 3.76. And when he got a second chance vs the D Backs this season he threw 7 shutout innings. 

At least so far, the Phillies have shut down this once dangerous D Backs lineup. They have scored just two runs, and their slash line is .129/.167/.194/.360. It continues a trend of this pitching staff just pitching extremely well in the playoffs. See what they did vs the Braves for further proof. Ranger Suarez will look to continue that trend on Thursday. But what are his numbers vs this D Backs lineup? Let’s take a look. 

Here is how Ranger Suarez has pitched against the Diamondbacks lineup in the past: 

  • Corbin Caroll

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 11: Corbin Carroll #7 of the Arizona Diamondbacks tosses his bat after drawing a walk in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game Three of the Division Series at Chase Field on October 11, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

    (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    .250/.400/.500/.900

    1 for 4, 0 HRs, 1 2B, 0 3Bs, 0 RBIs, 1 BB, 1 K

  • Ketel Marte

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 11: Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks tosses his bat after hitting a home run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game Three of the Division Series at Chase Field on October 11, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

    (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

    .400/.471/.400/.871 

    6 for 15, 0 HRs, 0 2Bs, 0 3Bs, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 0 Ks 

  • Tommy Pham

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 07: Tommy Pham #28 of the Arizona Diamondbacks rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game One of the Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 07, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

    (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    .000/.500/.000/.500 

    0 for 2, 0 HRs, 0 2Bs, 0 3Bs, 0 RBIs, 2 BBs, 1 K 

     

  • Christian Walker

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 11: Christian Walker #53 of the Arizona Diamondbacks rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game Three of the Division Series at Chase Field on October 11, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    .333/.474/.600/1.074

    5 for 15, 0 HRs, 2 2Bs, 1 2Bs, 1 RBI, 4 BBs, 3 Ks

  • Gabriel Moreno

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 11: Gabriel Moreno #14 of the Arizona Diamondbacks rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game Three of the Division Series at Chase Field on October 11, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

    (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    Has Not Faced Ranger Suarez 

  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 11: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. #12 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates after Gabriel Moreno #14 (not pictured) hit a home run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game Three of the Division Series at Chase Field on October 11, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

    (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

    .000/.250/.000/.250 

    0 for 3, 0 HRs, 0 2Bs, 0 3Bs, 0 RBIs, 1 BB, 1 K 

  • Alek Thomas

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 11: Alek Thomas #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a single in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game Three of the Division Series at Chase Field on October 11, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

    (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    .000/.000/.000/.000 

    0 HRs, 0 2Bs, 0 3Bs, 0 RBIs, 0 BBs, 1 K 

  • Evan Longoria

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 25: Evan Longoria #3 of the Arizona Diamondbacks bats against the St. Louis Cardinals during the MLB game at Chase Field on July 25, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

    (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    .286/.375/.857/1.232

    2 for 7, 1 HR, 1 2B, 0 3Bs, 2 RBIs, 1 BB, 4 Ks

  • Geraldo Perodomo

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 11: Geraldo Perdomo #2 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a home run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game Three of the Division Series at Chase Field on October 11, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    .500/.571/.500/1.071 

    3 for 6, 0 HRs, 0 2Bs, 0 3Bs, 0 RBIs, 1 BB, 0 Ks 

  • Totals

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 07: Ranger Suarez #55 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves during Game One of the Division Series at Truist Park on October 07, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

    (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    .270/.365/.432/.797

    20 for 74, 1 HR, 7 2Bs, 1 3B, 8 RBIs, 3 Ks

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