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: J.T. Realmuto

Being an MLB catcher is incredibly hard. Not only do you have to call a good game and handle the toughest position in the sport, but you're also expected to contribute on offense despite spending half the game crouching on your knees.

J.T. Realmuto makes it look easy, though, especially in Game 2.

Defensively, he called an outstanding game. He got another great start out of Nola and kept the Diamondbacks guessing and off balance all night. That lone would've made him a stud.

But Realmuto is also one of the best offensive performers at his position, and the All-Star backstop showed why in Game 2.

After a slow start at the plate, Realmuto picked things up in the second half of the game. He started 0-for-2 but ripped a 2-run double in the bottom of the sixth, blowing the game open to 5-0. He also came around to score on Brandon Marsh's double later that inning.

Realmuto wasn't done there, though. His next time up in the seventh, he tacked on an RBI single for good measure, growing Philly's lead to 9-0.

Just a complete performance by Realmuto, who proved why he's one of the most valuable players in the game at his best.