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I regret to inform the rest of the MLB teams looking for NL Wild Card tickets that Nick Castellanos is RED HOT right now.
Castellanos went 2-for-3 from the plate last night with a home run and four RBI as the Phillies beat the New York Mets 5-4. He now has a career-high in RBI at 103 on the season while batting .364 (12-for-33) with six home runs, 14 RBIs, and a 1.298 OPS over his past 9 games.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning, Castellanos singled on a ground ball to center field, scoring Kyle Schwarber and Trea Turner to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead.
Ranger Suarez was on the mound and battled through 6.2 innings, allowing five hits, four earned runs, and two walks while striking out six Mets batters.
Alec Bohm broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the third inning with a solo home run, his 18th blast of the year. Not to be outdone, Castellanos then hit another go-ahead solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the Phillies up 5-4.
Alec Bohm Go Ahead Home Run – 3rd Inning
Nick Castellanos Go Ahead Home Run – 6th Inning
[Red] October Incoming…
The Phillies remain three games ahead of the D-Backs for the top spot in the National League Wild Card.
The Cubs and Marlins are tied for the third and final ticket to the postseason, while the Reds are a half-game out. The Giants and Padres are battling to keep pace, three and four games out.
Tyler Megill (8-8, 4.94 ERA) on the bump tonight against Taijuan Walker (15-5, 4.40 ERA).
The game will be on AppleTV+.
Games Remaining (9): vs. NYM (3), vs. PIT (3), at NYM (3)