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October 12, 2023

The Phillies' NLCS schedule and start times (with home-field advantage)

The 2023 NLCS schedule has been released. The Phillies will be able to start their top pitchers all in order thanks to their handling of the Braves in four games.

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Phillies fans take in a game against the Braves back in 2023.

The Phillies will kick off the NLCS on Monday with Zack Wheeler fully rested and ready for Game 1 against the Diamondbacks in South Philly.

After taking care of business against the Braves in four games, and netting themselves a healthy three days off, both Philly and Arizona will be able to send out their best pitchers in order as the Phillies look for a second consecutive World Series berth.

Aaron Nola will take the ball in Game 2, and Ranger Suárez likely in Game 3 when things shift to Phoenix. The Game 4 starter is up in the air but could be Taijuan Walker, with Wheeler, Nola and Suárez available if necessary in the final three games in this best-of-seven series.

Here's a look at the schedule and start times, with each game airing on TBS:

Game 1Mon, Oct 168:07 p.m.Philadelphia
 Game 2Tues, Oct 178:07 p.m.
Game 3Thurs, Oct 195:07 p.m.Phoenix
Game 4Fri, Oct 208:07 p.m.Phoenix
Game 5*Sat, Oct 218:07 p.m.
Game 6*Mon, Oct 235:07 p.m.
Game 7*Tues, Oct 248:07 p.m.

* If necessary

The winner of the NLCS will face the winner of the Rangers and Astros in their battle for the ALCS, with the Phillies holding home-field advantage if the Astros advance (thanks to them breaking a 90-win tie with their regular series win). 

The World Series — if they make it — will start Friday, October 27.

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