3 Studs (and 2 Duds) From Phillies' Game 2 Win Over Marlins

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3 studs and 2 duds from the Phillies' Game 2 win over the Marlins.
3 studs and 2 duds from the Phillies' Game 2 win over the Marlins. / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Dud: Nick Castellanos

For a guy who really wants a ring, Castellanos didn't do much to help the cause in Game 2. In fact, he probably would've been better off sitting this one out.

While he did score a run, he went hitless in his 4 plate appearances, going 0-for-4 with a whiff. That was certainly a letdown from his Game 1 performance, which saw him go 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI. His quiet night was even more surprising given that he had the platoon advantage against Garrett in his first at-bat of the game.

Castellanos wasn't the only Phillies player to go hitless on Wednesday, but he was the only one to go 0-for-4. Maybe the Marlins pitchers were trying extra hard to get him out after he showed them up with his celebration in Game 1, or maybe he was just too excited by the prospect of moving on to the NLDS.

Whatever the reason, it wasn't his best night at the plate. Hopefully he doesn't carry it over with him into the next round against the Braves, as their pitching staff is even better than the Marlins'.

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