What Diamondbacks, Phillies managers and players said about Game 4 of NLCS

The Arizona Diamondbacks staged a thrilling comeback in Game 4 of the National League Championships Series, thanks to a clutch pinch-hit home run by Alek Thomas in the eighth inning. This game ended with a 6-5 victory for the Diamondbacks over the Philadelphia Phillies, leaving the series tied at 2-2.

Let’s take a look at the comments from coaches and players:

Torey Lovullo, Diamondbacks manager, on if he gave advice to Alek Thomas before his home run:

“I wish I could claim to have given him some incredible insight. However, I simply reminded him to stay focused while he was on deck, as I might change my plan and decide to use him for the pinch-hit at that specific moment. Honestly, I was considering having (Jordan) Lawlar bunt in that spot and saving Alek for a different point in the at-bat.”

Alek Thomas, Diamondbacks center fielder, on his home run:

“I mean, hitting a home run like that is something you often dream about. To have it happen in real life, especially to me, is just incredible. I feel extremely grateful to have experienced that moment. It still feels unreal, almost unbelievable. I haven’t fully processed it yet, but it was absolutely amazing.”

Rob Thomson, Phillies manager, on regaining momentum:

“The key is to come back tomorrow and play solid baseball, especially with our ace on the mound. I believe that’s the best way to regain momentum. We didn’t start the game with much momentum, but we managed to find it along the way. (Jeff) Hoffman, (Matt) Strahm, and Seranthony (Dominguez) did a great job, but unfortunately, our bullpen struggled to throw strikes towards the end of the game. That’s quite unusual for us.”

This article was originally published on Arizona Republic: What Diamondbacks, Phillies managers and players said about Game 4 of NLCS


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