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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 09: Zac Gallen #23 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game Two of the Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 09, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

The Phillies won games 1 and 2 somewhat easily. It felt like they would be walking into the World Series. Then game 3 happened, and it was a bit of a kick to the gut. Game 4 was even worse. The bullpen blew a 5-2 lead, allowing the Diamondbacks to tie the series up. And now the Phillies have to play in a pivotal game 5 just to make sure they come back to Philly with a lead. For the Phillies, it will be Zack Wheeler on the mound. Zac Gallen pitches again for the Diamondbacks. A matchup that went very well for the Phillies in game 1.

Gallen did not have a good time when he last faced the Phillies. Kyle Schwarber, Bryce Harper, and Nick Castellanos all hit HRs off of him. By the end, he gave up 5 runs over 5 innings. It ended up being all the Phillies needed that game as Wheeler, and the bullpen, held the D Backs to just 3 runs the rest of the way. But that game took place in Philly. And Gallen is a different pitcher at home. 

During the season he has a 4.42 ERA on the road, but a 2.47 ERA when pitching at Chase Field. We have seen firsthand that the dimensions of Chase Field is not the most friendly for hitters. The Phillies hit at least two balls in the two games in Arizona that would have been HRs in Philly. However, that didn’t stop Craig Kimbrel from giving up a game-tying HR in game 4. Gallen gets to pitch inside those comfy confines this time around. And some of those Solo Shots he gave up last time could now land in his outfielder’s gloves.

So can the Phillies get to him again? Or are they in trouble for game 5?

Here is How the Phillies Hitter Have Hit Against Zac Gallen in the Past:

  • Kyle Schwarber

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 11: Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning in Game Three of the Division Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 11, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

    .200/.273/.800/1.073

    2 for 10, 2 HRs, 0 2Bs, 0 3Bs, 4 RBIs, 1 BB, 4 Ks

  • Trea Turner

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 11: Trea Turner #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Atlanta Braves during the sixth inning in Game Three of the Division Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 11, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

    .238/.304/.476/.781

    5 for 21, 1 HR, 2 2Bs, 1 RBI, 2 BBs, 6 Ks

  • Bryce Harper

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 11: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a three run home run against Bryce Elder #55 of the Atlanta Braves during the third inning in Game Three of the Division Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 11, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

    .429/.500/.714/1.214

    6 for 14, 1 HR, 1 2B, 0 3B, 2 RBIs, 2 BBs, 3 Ks

  • Alec Bohm

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 07: Alec Bohm #28 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on during the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves during Game One of the Division Series at Truist Park on October 07, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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    .000/.222/.000/.222

    0 for 7, 0 HRs, 0 2Bs, 0 3Bs, 0 RBIs, 1 BB, 0 Ks

  • Bryson Stott

    Bryson Stott

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    .250/.333/.250/.583

    2 for 8, 0 HRs, 0 2Bs, 0 3Bs, 0 RBIs, 1 BB, 1 K

  • J.T. Realmuto

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 09: J.T. Realmuto #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a two-run home run in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves during Game Two of the Division Series at Truist Park on October 09, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

    (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    .167/.289/.167/.452

    1 for 6, 0 HRs, 0 2Bs, 0 3Bs, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K

  • Nick Castellanos

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 11: Nick Castellanos #8 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates after hitting asolo home run against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning in Game Three of the Division Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 11, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

    .286/.375/.714/1.089

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

  • Brandon Marsh

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 11: Brandon Marsh #16 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a single against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning in Game Three of the Division Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 11, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

    .500/.500/.500/1.000

    3 for 6, 0 HRs, 0 2Bs, 0 3Bs, 0 RBIs, 0 BBs, 2 Ks

  • Johan Rojas

    Johan Rojas

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    .500/.500/1.000/1.500

    1 for 2, 0 HRs, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 RBIs, 0 BBs, 0 Ks

  • Total

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 16: Zac Gallen #23 of the Arizona Diamondbacks walks back to the dugout at the end of the first inning of  Game One of the Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on October 16, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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    .264/.343/.473/.816

    24 for 91, 5 HRs, 4 2Bs, 0 3Bs, 9 RBIs, 10 BBs, 23 Ks

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