The Philadelphia Phillies followed up their 5-3 Game 1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks with an even more convincing (and record-setting) 10-0 victory in Game 2, taking a 2-0 lead in the NLCS as the series shifts to Phoenix on Thursday.
But before we look ahead, let's look back at the players who shined during Game 2. Plenty of Phillies stepped up to deliver our fourth straight win, helping us improve to 6-0 at Citizens Bank Park this postseason.
With that in mind, here are 4 studs (and 1 dud) from Game 2.
Stud: Aaron Nola
Once again, Aaron Nola was everything you could possibly want out of a starting pitcher in Game 2.
All he did was toss 6 shutout innings, yielding just 3 hits and no walks while striking out 7. He threw 58 of his 82 pitches for strikes and probably could have gone another inning if needed, but there was no need to push him with Philadelphia leading 6-0 by that point.
Nola was basically flawless, but that's nothing new for him this postseason. He's now given up just 2 runs across his 3 playoff starts combined, producing a sparkling 0.96 ERA. He's won all three of those games, too, pitching like a true ace.
The 30-year-old is going to be a free agent next month, but he's making a pretty strong case for the Phillies to keep him. If he keeps pitching like this and ultimately helps deliver a World Series title, he can name his price as far as we're concerned.