Nick Castellanos will represent the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2023 MLB All-Star Game
Yesterday, it was officially announced that Nick Castellanos would be representing the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2023 MLB All-Star Game in Seattle on July 11th.
It has been nothing short of an incredible bounce-back season for Castellanos. As we all know, he struggled in his first season in Philly last year hitting just .263 with 13 homers, 62 RBIs and a career-low .694 OPS last season.
With six games left before the 2023 All-Star break, Castellanos is now batting .316 with 12 home runs, 54 RBIs and an .874 OPS.
Nick Castellanos Home Run No. 12
There is no one more deserving of an All-Star nod than Nick Castellanos.
Note: Over his last 30 games, Castellanos is now batting .347 with 7 home runs, 26 RBI, and 42 hits.
Castellanos fell just a triple short of the cycle in Saturday’s 19-4 Phillies win against the Nationals. He followed that up going 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the first inning yesterday, and an RBI double in the seventh. loss.
The Phillies ultimately lost the game 5-4.
Let’s just say I tried to warn everyone of the Nick Castellanos Revenge Tour back in mid-February.
Up Next for the Phillies
Losing 2-of-3 to the Washington Nationals is a tough look, even more so when the Atlanta Braves just got done sweeping the Miami Marlins to give the Phillies the opportunity make up some serious ground in the NL East and Wild Card standings.
Now, the Phillies will close out the first half of the season on a six game road trip against the Tampa Bay Rays and Marlins.
They are 44-39 on the season, 12 games back from Atlanta in first place, and three games behind the Marlins in second. In the NL Wild Card, the Phillies are 1.5 games out, with Milwaukee and now Cincinnati both looking to secure one of the three spots available that are currently held by the Marlins, Dodgers, and Giants.
A 3-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays starts tomorrow. Aaron Nola (7-5, 4.51) get the start tomorrow at 4:10PM, followed by Taijuan Walker (9-3, 3.93) and Cristopher Sanchez (0-2, 3.26).