Saturday, September 23, 2023

Game 153 - Castellanos (Again) Leads the Phils to Victory

2022 Topps Stadium Club #17
Phillies 5
, Mets 4
Game 153 - Thursday Night, September 21st in Philadelphia
Record - 84-69, 2nd Place, 14 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Nick Castellanos homered again and had four RBIs in this 5-4 series opening win against the Mets.

What It Means:  Castellanos became the first Phillies player to cross the 100-RBI threshold in 2023.  Kyle Schwarber joined him on Friday night, and Alec Bohm is close with 94 RBIs and eight games remaining.

What Happened:  Ranger Suarez picked up his fourth win, pitching 6 2/3 innings and allowing four runs on five hits while striking out six.  The somewhat surprising back-end of the bullpen trio of Jeff Hoffman, Craig Kimbrel and Jose Alvarado closed it out, with Alvarado recording his ninth save.

Nick Castellanos had a two-run single in the first, giving the Phillies a quick 2-0 lead.  The Mets tied the game at 2-2 in the second, but Alec Bohm would un-tie it a solo home run in the third.  Castellanos added a sacrifice fly in the same inning to put the Phillies up, 4-2.  After the Mets tied it up again, 4-4 in the sixth, Castellanos launched a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth, his 28th of the season.

Featured Card:  Another win, another Castellanos baseball card.  This is from last year's Topps Stadium Club set, which I've never really had a chance to feature as the set wasn't released until December.

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