After going hitless with multiple strikeouts in Game 1 of the NLCS, Josh Bell did not waste any time turning things around in Game 2. Bell went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored as the San Diego Padres defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5 to even up the series at one a piece.



The Padres were down 4-1 when Bell stepped up to the plate for his first at-bat of the game. And what did he do? He launched a deep shot to right field and it was an absolute no doubter. San Diego had a big fifth inning and Bell played a significant part in the Padres comeback. Down 4-2 going into the fifth, the Padres scored five runs to take a 7-4 lead.

Bell had an RBI single that gave the Padres its seventh run of the game.


Once San Diego took the lead, Philadelphia had no chance of coming back. This was the performance that Bell needed, especially after his dismal performance in Game 1. We all know how productive this brother can be at the plate and he definitely displayed that in Game 2.

San Diego has the talent to win the World Series and Bell is a key piece in the team’s lineup.  A big reason why the Padres acquired Bell is because of the explosive power he can provide at the plate.  If he can continue to have success at the plate this series, the Padres can have a strong shot at playing for a World Series title.


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