Lost in the middle of Bryce Harper‘s two-run homer, Alec Bohm‘s solo shot after Harper pointed out something to him, and Kyle Schwarber‘s majestic blast to center field, not to mention Rhys Hoskins‘ bomb that put an exclamation point to the score, was Brandon Marsh‘s long ball, a deep drive to right field that left the yard in a hurry.
Yes: the Philadelphia Phillies hit five home runs en route to a 7-0 win against the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the World Series.
The matchup is now 2-1 in favor of Philadelphia, with two more games coming in the City of Brotherly Love.
At just under 25 years old, Marsh has taken an everyday role in Philly’s outfield and has blossomed into a real contributor.
Last night saw him break a franchise record with his impressive home run off Lance McCullers Jr.
“Brandon Marsh (24 years, 318 days) is the youngest Phillies player to homer in a World Series game, according to @baseball_ref @PhilliesNotes,” Phillies insider Todd Zolecki tweeted.
— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) November 2, 2022
Marsh Broke Out In Philadelphia
Marsh was acquired this year from the Los Angeles Angels, who failed to get the best out of him.
His OPS with the Angels was a meager .637, but he got that up to .773 in 41 games in Philadelphia.
A solid defensive outfielder who has some intriguing power and speed, Marsh looks like a starting piece in the Phillies’ puzzle for years to come, not just in the World Series.
He has had key hits all series long, including some against Justin Verlander and now last night’s homer off McCullers.
He already has two home runs and a .471 slugging percentage in the playoffs, so he has been an important piece in what the Phillies are doing.