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MLB Game 7 NLCS Postgame Notes


  • Arizona’s advances to its second World Series in team history with its 4-2 win tonight over the Phillies…the D-Backs only other trip to the World Series came in 2001 when they won it by defeating the Yankees in seven games.
  • With this series win, Arizona becomes the seventh team in MLB Postseason history to lose both Games 1 and 2 on the road in a best-of-seven series and battle back to eventually win that series (Elias)… they joined the:
    2004 Red Sox (defeated NYY in ALCS in 7g)
    1985 Cardinals (defeated LAD in NLCS in 6g)
    1985 Royals (defeated TOR in ALCS in 7g)
    1981 Dodgers (defeated NYY in WS in 6g)
    1978 Yankees (defeated LAD in WS in 6g)
    1971 Pirates (defeated BAL in WS in 7g)
  • With tonight’s win, Arizona improved to 4-1 in winner-take-all Postseason games…tonight was their first win in such a game on the road (they are now 1-1 all time in winner-take-all Postseason games on the road).
  • The Diamondbacks also improved to 2-0 all-time in Game 7s…their other Game 7 win came in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series vs. the Yankees.
  • Arizona advances to the World Series after winning 84 games during the regular season…that’s the fewest regular season wins (in a full season) for a team to reach the World Series since the 2006 Cardinals, who advanced (and eventually won) the World Series after winning 83 games during the ‘06 regular season.
  • The D-Backs are 9-3 in their 12 games so far this Postseason…six of their nine Postseason wins so far have come on the road.
  • The six road wins this Postseason are tied for fifth-most by a team in a single Postseason…the only teams with more are this year’s Rangers (eight), 2019 Nationals (eight), 1996 Yankees (eight) and 2018 Red Sox (seven).
  • Arizona stole four bases in tonight’s game, matching their all-time Postseason high from last night and Game 2 of the NLDS vs. LAD…when Arizona records at least one stolen base in a game this Postseason they are now 6-0.
  • The D-Backs also scored first tonight, improving to 6-0 when scoring first this Postseason.
  • Ketel Marte was named the NLCS MVP after hitting .387 (12-for-31) during this NLCS with four doubles, one triple, two runs scored and three RBI…he is the second player in D-Backs history to win the award with the other being Craig Counsell in the 2001 NLCS.
    • Marte had a hit today and has hit safely in each of his first 16 career Postseason games, now the longest streak for any player to begin his Postseason career…ATL’s Marquis Grissom previously held the record for the longest streak to start a player’s Postseason career at 15 games from 1995-96.
  • The 16-game Postseason hitting streak is tied for the fourth-longest overall in MLB Postseason history with Michael Brantley and Pat Borders…the only players with longer overall streaks are: Manny Ramírez (17 games), Derek Jeter (17 games) and Hank Bauer (17 games)
  • This Postseason, Marte is 19-for-53 (.358) with eight extra-base hits, seven RBI, six runs scored and two steals.
  • His 19 hits this Postseason are tied with Steve Finley (19 in 2001 Postseason) for most in a single Postseason in team history.
  • In his 16 career Postseason games, Marte is now 26-for-70 (.371…his 26 career Postseason hits are now also tied with Finely for most by a D-Back in their Postseason career.
  • Logged three hits tonight…according to MLB’s Sarah Langs, Carroll’s three hits are tied for the most by a rookie in a winner-take-all Postseason game…the other five other rookies to do so were: Jake Cronenworth (3 hits in Game 3 of 2020 NLWC), Joe Panik (3 hits in 2014 NLWC), Dustin Pedroia (3 hits in Game 7 of 2007 ALCS), Ichiro Suzuki (Game 5 of the 2001 ALDS) and Brian Daubach (Game 5 of the 1999 ALDS).
  • Carroll also stole two bases tonight, tied for second-most (along with 10 others) in a winner-take-all Postseason game by any player…Lou Brock is first with three steals in Game 7 of the 1967 WS.
  • According to ESPN Stats & Info, Carroll is second-youngest player in Postseason history (23 years, 64 days) to have 3+ hits and 2+ steals in a Postseason game…only Ty Cobb was younger when he had four hits and two steals at 21 years, 299 days in Game 3 of the 1908 World Series.


  • Struck out seven tonight to run his Postseason total to 22…the 22 strikeouts are third-most by a D-Backs pitcher in a single Postseason in team history…trails only Curt Schilling (56 strikeouts in the 2001 Postseason) and Randy Johnson (47 in the 2001 Postseason).
  • The 22 Postseason strikeouts are seventh-most by a rookie pitcher in a single Postseason since 1998.


  • Suffered consecutive losses here at Citizens Bank Park with defeats last night and tonight…the last time they lost two consecutive games here at home in the same Postseason was Games 4 and 5 of last year’s World Series vs. Houston…since the start of last Postseason, Philadelphia is now 12-4 at Citizens Bank Park.
  • According to ESPN Stats & Info, with tonight’s Phillies loss, teams facing elimination at home during this 2023 Postseason are now 0-5.
  • Scored 15 runs in the first two games of this series (five in Game 1 and 10 in Game 2) but then scored 15 total runs over the final five games of the series (Games 3-7).
  • The Phillies finished this Postseason with 24 home runs, tied for the second-most they’ve hit in a single Postseason with last year’s club…their most in a single Postseason was 25 homers in the 2009 Postseason.
  • Of Philadelphia’s 24 home runs this Postseason, 20 of them were solo shots.


  • Went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in tonight’s loss…Schwarber was 8-for-22 (.364) with two doubles, five homers, five RBI, eight runs scored and eight walks in seven LCS games.


  • Made his first career appearance out of the bullpen tonight…had appeared as a starter in each of his first 227 career regular season games and 10 career Postseason games.
  • Wheeler’s last relief appearance came in 2010 with Low-A Augusta, his first year in the minor leagues as a member of the Giants organization.

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