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Postseason 2023 | Phillies too strong for D-backs in Game 2, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hitless again

Cuban MLB Players News for the 2023 postseason. A compendium from several sources


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Oct 17


National League Championship Series


Phillies 10, D-backs 0

Phillies lead 2-0


The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-0 in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday, taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Two wins separate the Phillies from winning the National League pennant for a second consecutive season.


During six innings of work, Aaron Nola blanked the Diamondbacks as he continued his outstanding postseason. Kyle Schwarber hit two home runs and Trea Turner added another during the Phillies' offensive onslaught as the lineup scored four runs in back-to-back frames in the sixth and seventh innings.


As a result of the win, the Phillies are 28-11 in postseasons at Citizens Bank Park, which is the best record for any team in any park (minimum 20 games), ahead of the Mets at Shea Stadium: .667, 26-13 and the Cardinals at Busch Stadium II: .660, 35-18.


More than 84% of the time, teams that take a 2-0 lead in a best-of-seven series win the series.


Game 3 will be played at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday.


Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was hitless once again.


It is true that Aaron Nola and the Phillies bullpen dominated the Arizona offense from top to bottom in Game 2. However, Gurriel Jr. has had a terrible start to the NLCS. The Cuban outfielder in Game 2 repeated his Game 1 performance, finishing 0-for-4 with 2 strikeouts. Gurriel is 0-for-11 in his last three postseason games. His last hit was on October 11 in the second inning of Game 3 of the Division Series against the Dodgers. In the 2023 postseason, he is slashing .172/.172/.310 in 7 games with a home run, 4 RBI, and 8 strikeouts in 29 AB.

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