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Phillies vs. Diamondbacks NLCS Game 4 prediction, pick, TV channel, streaming, time, odds, starting pitchers

The Arizona Diamondbacks won Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies. The series is now 2-1 in favor of the Phillies.

The 2023 National League Championship Series continues with Game 4 at Chase Field on Friday night. The Arizona Diamondbacks secured a win in Game 3 with Ketel Marte's walk-off single, but the Philadelphia Phillies still hold a 2-1 lead in the series. It's worth noting that teams with a 2-1 lead in a best-of-seven series have historically gone on to win the series 70% of the time.

Game 3 was significant as it was the first game of this postseason, encompassing all teams and series, to have a tie score in the sixth inning or later. Arizona managed to win a close game thanks to Marte and rookie right-hander Brandon Pfaadt, who delivered an exceptional performance. Overcoming a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series is an arduous task, but the Diamondbacks now have a glimmer of hope.

If you want to keep track of the full postseason schedule, you can find it by clicking here. Additionally, you can view the 2023 playoff bracket here. Now, let's dive into the important details for the NLCS.

To watch Game 4, mark your calendars for Friday, October 20th, at 8:07 p.m. The game will take place at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. You can catch the action on TBS or stream it through the TBS app. The starting pitchers for the game will be left-hander Cristopher Sánchez (6-7, 4.14 ERA) for the Phillies and a to-be-announced pitcher for the Diamondbacks.

The odds for Game 4 currently stand at PHI -120 and ARI +100, with an Over/Under of 9.5. It's important to note that these odds are subject to change.

Looking ahead to Game 4, it has the potential to be the most chaotic game of the NLCS. Both teams are opting for a bullpen game, meaning it's unlikely that a single Phillies batter will face the same pitcher more than once. Sánchez had a solid regular season and performed well towards the end, but he hasn't pitched in a game since September 30th. It remains unclear how deep into Game 4 he can go. Dueling bullpen games don't always result in high-scoring affairs, but they do involve numerous pitching changes and strategic discussions.

As for our prediction, here at CBS Sports, we simply want to see more baseball. Therefore, we're predicting that the Diamondbacks will outperform the Phillies in the bullpen and even the series at 2-2. Our pick is Diamondbacks 5, Phillies 3.

So, get ready for an exciting and potentially chaotic Game 4 of the NLCS. Will the Diamondbacks be able to mount a comeback and tie the series, or will the Phillies maintain their lead? Tune in to find out!

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