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3 Phillies With Most Success Against Spencer Strider

Adam Taylor McKillop
The three Philadelphia Phillies players with the most success against Atlanta Braves NLDS Game 3 starter Spencer Strider.
The three Philadelphia Phillies players with the most success against Atlanta Braves NLDS Game 3 starter Spencer Strider. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Philadelphia Phillies head into Game 3 of their NLDS series with the Atlanta Braves looking to gain an edge. The series is all tied at 1-1, but Philly stole home-field advantage from their division rivals and Games 3 and 4 will be played at Citizens Bank Park in front of the rowdy Phillies faithful.

Perhaps a tactic from manager Brian Snitker, but the Braves have been very coy with their starting pitching plans throughout the remainder of this series. Just hours before first pitch on Friday, Snitker finally revealed rookie phenom Spencer Strider will get the nod.

This begs the question. Which Phillies hitters have had the most success against Strider in his lone season of a full MLB workload? This list is limited to players on the active postseason roster.

1. Alec Bohm

Strider's only made 4 career starts against Phillies batters, so these sample sizes are relatively small. Third baseman Alec Bohm leads the list and is the only Phillies player to tout any sort of "success" against Strider. Bohm's faced off against the young righty in 9 plate appearances. He brings a .333/.333/.667 slash line with 3 hits, including 1 solo home run and zero walks. Bohm's solo homer broke up Strider's no-hitter attempt during the 6th inning of a game back in mid-September.

2. Kyle Schwarber

In 21.1 career IP against the Phillies, Strider has been dominant. He's pitched to a stellar 1.27 ERA and 0.656 WHIP and Phillies batters hit just .101/.184/.203 in those outings. But, Schwarber took him deep. The lone hit in his 11 plate appearances, Schwarber notched his 31st home run this season against Strider back in late July. He's struck out six times, but also worked three walks in these matchups.

3. Nick Castellanos

Nick Castellanos also just owns 1 career hit against Strider, facing the young righty in six plate appearances. The All-Star right fielder has never walked against Strider, but owns a pair of deep fly outs to dead center field. His single was a line drive send to deep left center field back in early August.

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