San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies in 2022 NLCS: Schedule, game times, TV, live stream – USA TODAY

It’s been more than a decade in the making, but the Philadelphia Phillies are back in the National League Championship Series and on the brink of reaching the World Series. It’s been even longer for San Diego — nearly 25 years — since the Padres last played in the NLCS.
After an up-and-down regular season that saw the Phillies fire their manager in June and squeak into playoffs after some late-season struggles, Philadelphia has taken advantage of MLB’s new playoff format and gone on an unpredictable run past two of the National League’s toughest teams — the St. Louis Cardinals, who won the NL Central, and the Atlanta Braves, who soared past the New York Mets to win the NL East.
The Padres overcame their own issues — including the loss of star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who was handed an 80-game suspension in mid-August for violating MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy — to make their own magical run to the NLCS. San Diego first traveled to New York to dispatch a 101-win Mets team before conquering its biggest foe and most hated rival, the juggernaut Los Angeles Dodgers, who won a major-league leading 111 games this season.
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The Phillies last played in the NLCS in 2010; the Padres last made that round in 1998. Here is everything you need to know to get ready for the National League Championship Series:
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Games can be streamed on the Fox Sports website (for those that sign in with their cable/satellite provider) and the Fox Sports app.
Phillies: RHP Zack Wheeler (12-7, 2.82 ERA, 153 IP, 163 SO)
Padres: RHP Yu Darvish (16-8, 3.10 ERA, 194 2/3 IP, 197 SO)
Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola (11-13, 3.25 ERA, 205 IP, 235 SO)
Padres: LHP Blake Snell (8-10, 3.38 ERA, 128 IP, 171 SO)
The Southern California city is known for its picturesque weather, and it won’t disappoint to start the series. The forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday calls for clear skies with temperatures in the 80s.
The temperatures will be more like October baseball weather when the series heads to Philadelphia later in the week. Temperatures will be in the mid-60s to low-70s throughout the weekend with hardly any clouds until Sunday. The series’ East Coast leg wraps up just before the anticipated rain showers Tuesday.
Philadelphia won the regular season series 4-3. The last game came June 26, which was an 8-5 Phillies win in San Diego. This will be the first time the teams have met in the playoffs.
After finishing third in the NL East with an 87-75 record, the Phillies locked up the third and final wild card spot in the third-to-last game of the regular season.
They swept through the best-of-three wild card round in St. Louis against the NL Central champion Cardinals.
Moving on to the NLDS, the Phillies stunned the 101-win Braves by holding on for a 7-6 Game 1 victory, then suffered a setback in Atlanta in Game 2 before routing the reigning World Series champions in Games 3 and 4 in Philly to lock up the best-of-five series.
After finishing second in the NL West with an 89-73 record, the Padres clinched a playoff berth on Oct. 2, one day before the Philies.
The Padres stunned the Mets by taking two of three games in New York in the wild card round to advance to the NLDS.
In the all-Southern California NLDS, the Padres shocked the world again. The Dodgers got off to a hot start, taking Game 1 in Los Angeles before the Padres stole one back in Game 2. Returning to San Diego, the Padres won two consecutive tight games against their rivals in Games 3 and 4 to claim the best-of-five series.
Contributing: Ellen J. Horrow, USA TODAY

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