Mid-days With Andrew Salciunas – Weekdays 10am – 2pm

Mid-days With Andrew Salciunas – Weekdays 10am – 2pm

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.

Game 3 was fun. A lot of fun actually. They won 10-2, meaning they now need just one more win to eliminate the Braves and Advance to the NLCS. It would be the 2nd straight season they made it to the NLCS. But this time they would have a home-field advantage. Which as we saw last night, makes a big difference. The Phillies flourish in the raucous environment of Citizens Bank Park.

To get there they are going to have to beat the Braves first though. And they get their first chance tonight when Ranger Suarez faces off with Mr. Hates Loud Fans himself Spencer Strider. They won that same matchup in game 1. But despite how much we can laugh at Strider’s expense, he is a good pitcher. And it won’t be as easy to hit bombs off him as it was for them to hit off of Bryce Elder and the leftovers of the Braves Bullpen.

Before we get to game 4 though, let’s relive Game 3 one more time. Because it was a party and something worth celebrating. 6 total HRs. Only 2 runs allowed. 10 total runs were put up by the Phillies. Between Bryce Harper getting his revenge, Aaron Nola coming up huge, Nick Castellanos hitting two just like Harper, and watching the Braves players whine after the game, it was a joy. And today on The Middays Show, Andrew Salciunas and Ray Dunne wanted to relive the win in all of its glory.

They pulled the best moments of the game, to replay in The Audio Vault today. All 6 HRs, Aaron Nola’s big night, and more. So relive game 3 with them here, before we start preparing for the Phillies to close it out in game 4 tonight.

Here is what they played in The Audio Vault today:

  • Nick Castellanos Ties Things Up With a Solo Shot

    Butts were a little tight through the top of the 3rd when the Braves took an early 1-0 lead. But Nick Castellanos ended any doubt in the bottom of the 3rd with his solo shot. it was the 3rd straight HR he had hit off Bryce Elder. And though it only tied things up, everyone watching knew that was just the opening of the floodgates, which would be shown by the next highlight we played in the Vault.

  • Byrce Harper Gets His Revenge

    ‘Atta Boy Harper’. Words that will live in infamy. Bryce Harper heard you Orlando Arcia. And he took it personally. But unlike Arcia, he does his talking with the bat. And he sent one into the second deck to put the Phillies up 4-1. A lead the Phillies would never lose.

  • JT Realmuto Makes it 6-1

    The Phillies scored just 2 runs off Non-HRs in game 3. Both came off of the bat of JT Realmuto. Following Bryce Harpers’ 3-run shot, he would go on to tope a 2-run double scoring Alec Bohm and Bryson Stott. it put the Phillies up 6-1. Putting an exclamation point on what was already likely an inning that ended any hope of the braves winning that game.

  • Bryce Harper Goes Yard Again

    Harper was not done with the Braves and Arcia yet though. Because in his next at-bat, he went yard again. Complete with a second stare-down of Arcia. Did Arcia learn his lesson? No. Instead after the game he and other Braves whined about the Reporter reporting what Arcia said. Apparently, it is not their fault, it’s the fault of the guy just doing his job. Apparently, they aren’t supposed to report what the other teams’ mediocre Shortstop is cackling about in the locker room in front of media members.

    What Arcia should be doing is talking with his bat, like Harper. Instead he is, checks notes, 2 for 11. Atta Boy Arcia.

  • Aaron Nola's Big Night

    Aaron Nola’s great performance goes under the radar a bit given everything else that happened. But he deserves his applause for what he did. 9 ks across 5.2 innings, with just 2 runs allowed. One of those runs was given up by Strahm who replaced him in the 6th inning. Not bad considering how good everyone says this Braves lineup is. Nola’s season has been up and down. But if he keeps pitching like this, he could work his way into a big pay day with the Phillies.

  • Trea Turner Joins The HR Derby

    Turner did not want to be left out and joined Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos with a long ball of his own. It was the Phillies 4th HR of the game, and made it 8-2. it also came just after the Braves got one run back. Not that the Braves still had a chance, but it was just another gut punch to remind them they had no chance in game 3.

  • Nick Castellanos Hits His Second

    Nick didn’t want Harper to be the only guy with 2 HRs, so he joined the club with his second of the night. Was it needed? no. The Phillies were already up 6 runs with only 3 more outs to go to win the game. But why not rub it in?

  • Brandon Marsh

    And it turned out the Phillies had one more in them. Brandon Marsh joined the HR parade to make it 10-2 just after Castellanos hit his 2nd. The 6th HR of the night for the Phillies, and the 4th Phillies player to hit one.

  • Listen to the full Audio Vault Below

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