Former Reds slugger describes "disgusting feeling" after being bounced from playoffs

Nick Castellanos has never been shy about telling people what he thinks.
Championship Series - Nick Castellanos
Championship Series - Nick Castellanos / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages

Nick Castellanos was genenrally beloved by the Cincinnati Reds fanbase during his time with the club in 2020 and 2021. Even today, there's a segment of Reds Country who praise his competitive spirit.

Castellanos opted out of contract with the Reds following the 2021 season and signed a five-year/$100-million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Castellanos and the Phillies were eliminated from the MLB Postseason on Tuesday night following a 4-2 loss in Game 7 of the NLCS. Castellanos, as he oftentimes is, was brutally honest with the media following the team's collapse.

Former Reds slugger describes "disgusting feeling" after being bounced from playoffs

During a postgame interview with NBC Sports Philadelphia, Nick Castellanos described the frustrations and disgust he felt following the Phillies Game 7 loss at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"So, knowing about how we feel about this team, and we came up short from what we did the year previous, I mean, it's a disgusting feeling, honestly."

Nick Castellanos, Phillies OF

Castellanos could do no wrong during the Wild Card Series against the Miami Marlins and the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves. During those six games, Castellanos was 9-for-23 (.391) with two doubles, four home runs, and four RBI.

But, once the NLCS began, Castellanos fell on hard times. Castellanos slugged a home run during the second inning of Game 1, but after that, the Philadephia outfielder crashed and burned. That round-tripper was Castellanos' lone hit during the series and he finished with a slash line of .042/.111/.167 with 11 strikeouts.

Nick Castellanos and the Philadelphia Phillies will be feeling this one for quite some time. Philadelphia was up 2-0 in the series, but dropped four of the last five games, including two in front of a packed house at Citizen's Bank Park.

The Philadelphia Phillies will look quite different next season, as it's very likely the club will lose Aaron Nola, Rhys Hoskins, Michael Lorenzen, and Craig Kimbrel in free agency.