By AJ Johnson
Lights out pitching, clutch hitting, an unwavering will to cross the finish line and Un-Phinished business. That is what. Red October is.
Phillies – Braves NLDS Recap
Nick Castellanos became the first player to hit multiple homers in consecutive postseason games. Trea Turner singled twice, doubled and hit a solo homer. Ranger Suarez and the best bullpen in baseball held the best offensive team in the majors to a single run. That is Red October.
With Thursday’s 3-1 victory, the Phillies clinched the NLDS on the back of Nick Castellanos’ monster two-homes, and they knocked the NL East champion Atlanta Braves out of the playoffs for the second year in a row. Philadelphia will once again head to the National League Championship Series, where they’ll face off against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Nick Castellanos evened up the score for the Phillies in the bottom half of the fourth with an absolute moon shot home run to left.
Trea Turner, proving worth every penny paid to him, gave the Phillies their first lead of the game in the bottom of the fifth when he blasted a solo homer to left field.
Nicky 4-Bags crushes a 100mph heater deep into the night to put the Phillies up 3-1 in the sixth inning
Bryce Harper had a hard collision with Matt Olson near first base and appeared to hurt his surgically-repaired elbow
After a trip up to the clubhouse to get checked out , he returned to first base the in the 9th. Why? – Un-Phinished business.
Bryce Harper is remaining in the game at first base pic.twitter.com/19Tojkvojp— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 13, 2023
The Phillies dispatch the Braves and head to the NLCS to face the Diamondbacks
Time to celebrate for a few days, then back to Un-Phinished Business