4 Studs (& 1 Dud) From the Phillies' NLCS Game 2 Win Over the Diamondbacks

Another day, another dub.

4 studs and 1 dud from the Phillies' NLCS Game 2 win over the Diamondbacks.
4 studs and 1 dud from the Phillies' NLCS Game 2 win over the Diamondbacks. / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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Stud: Trea Turner

While Schwarber did the bulk of the heavy lifting on offense, he wasn't the only one hitting bombs. Trea Turner deserves credit for getting things started.

After Nola pitched a scoreless top of the first, the Phillies had a chance to draw first blood in their half of the frame. Turner capitalized on that opportunity by jumping on Kelly for a solo homer, giving his team a quick 1-0 lead and immediately putting Arizona in a hole from which it never recovered.

Turner's teammates took it from there. He didn't get much to hit after that anyways, drawing 2 walks and scoring a run. Still, his first-inning bomb got things cooking for Philadelphia, took some of the pressure off Nola, seemed to rattle Kelly a bit and immediately got the crowd involved, playing a big part in the victory.

And while it doesn't show up in the box score, Turner also reminded us why he's the best slider in MLB with a silky smooth slide into third base.