The boys brought it home. Game 6 of the NLCS playoffs is in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies lead the Diamondbacks in the series 3 games to 2, so we could clinch it tonight!
The Philadelphia Phillies are in their second straight National League Championship Series. Last year, they played the San Diego Padres and beat them to be awarded the title of National League Champions.
This year, they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks who just barely squeaked into the playoffs with an 84-78 record. They are the sixth-seeded team in the National League side of the postseason bracket. That’s the seed the Phillies occupied last season.
Despite being the last team in, don’t sleep on the Diamondbacks. They swept the Brewers (who won the NL Central) in the Wild Card Round in Milwaukee, then swept the number two-seeded Los Angeles Dodgers. SWEPT THEM. That’s impressive.
The series ends here in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. Let’s make sure we clinch it tonight, Boys!
Know Before You Go
If you are planning on going to the game – or just getting down to South Philly for the festivities, here is everything you need to know before you go …
10:00 a.m. New Era Phillies Team Store opens until 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 40-foot merchandise trailer on Citizens Bank Way, which will also be open during the Phillies Postseason Block Party.
2:00 p.m. Phillies Postseason Block Party on Citizens Bank Way (no game ticket required). It features a giant Ferris wheel, bungee jump, and mobile hitting station.
2:37 p.m. All gates open! And don’t forget to pick up your rally towel.
4:40 p.m. Be in your seats for the on-field festivities.
- Ceremonial first pitch by 1980 World Series champion Larry Bowa.
- National Anthem: Sung by Jenna Pastuszek, who stars as Priscilla Presley in the Walnut Street Theatre production of Elvis – A Musical Revolution.
5:07 p.m. Phillies vs. Diamondbacks game begins.
7th Inning “God Bless America”: Performed by trumpeter Jonathon Packard, captain for the Delaware State Police.
Can’t come to the Bank? Watch the game on TBS with Brian Anderson, Jeff Francoeur, Ron Darling, and reporter Matt Winer.