WATCH: Nick Castellanos robs Alex Bregman, has broadcast crew FOOLED
The Nick Castellanos redemption tour continued last night in Houston.
After Kyle Schwarber hit a home run in the top of the first inning off of Framber Valdez, Aaron Nola gave a run back to the second batter he faced when Jeremy Pena hit a home run to centerfield.
Two batters later, Alex Bregman crushed a ball to right field but Nick Castellanos leaped over the wall and robbed the home run.
Castellanos made the leap, then fell to the ground and pretty much just sat there, leaving the AppleTV+ announces confused on whether or not he actually made the catch. Castellanos popped up, stuck out his tongue, and tossed the ball to Crisitian Pache, revealing that he just committed robbery on the Houston Astros, while keeping the score tied at 1-1.
Nick Castellanos GOLD GLOVE
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It was a big moment for Castellanos’ first ever robbed home run and after the game, he spoke to reporters on why that one meant a little more to him since it was against the Houston Astros.
“I’ve made some nice catches at the wall before but I think that’s the first homer that I pulled back over the fence, which was cool,” Castellanos said. “Being able to make that play here against the team that beat us in the Fall Classic definitely feels good. Running in across the field and getting booed after making that catch feels good. Just certain things that we all get to talk and laugh about in the hotel room with teammates after the game.
“To say that we all don’t understand what happened here last year would be a lie. We know. We just had their mascot stick their World Series ring in our face on the Jumbotron. I don’t know about everybody else, but I pay attention to that stuff.” via NBC Sports Philly
Castellanos definitely remembers.
I mean hell, look at his son’s iPad sticker that was shown earlier this year in a photo posted on Twitter.
You don’t think the Castellanos family remembers? They certainly do. Just like the rest of Philadelphia.
Castellanos had a quiet night at the plate, going 0-for-4 but his defense certainly made up for it. On the year, the Castellanos Redemption Tour is in full effect, with the Phillies slugger batting .320 with an .886 OPS. Casey has 33 hits in 103 at-bats with three home runs, 10 doubles, 16 RBI, and 22 runs scored.
The Phillies are now above the .500 mark for the first time this season with a 14-13 record. They are four games behind the first place Atlanta Braves and just a game behind the second place New York Mets in the National League East standings.
Game 2 against the Astros is at 5:10PM