The Philadelphia Phillies have had a run to remember this postseason.
Even if it does not conclude with a World Series title, the Phillies have overcome incredible odds to reach the World Series.
One of their hottest hitters all postseason long has been Bryce Harper.
The NLCS MVP and reigning National League MVP has gone deep six times this postseason.
Last night, the veteran slugger picked up his 13th extra-base hit of the postseason with his fifth-inning double off of Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander, which ties him with Phillies legend Mike Schmidt, who collected 13 extra-base hits in 36 postseason games as a member of the Phils.
Bryce Harper recorded his 13th extra-base hit of this postseason with his fifth inning double.
It's the same number Mike Schmidt collected in 36 postseason games with Philly. pic.twitter.com/vNvdCv0nCw
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Harper’s Postseason Resurgence
The Phillies designated hitter is hitting .373 this postseason, has driven in 13 runs, and posted an astronomical 1.236 OPS.
Harper has certainly made the most of his first deep run into the postseason and has carried the Phillies through each and every round of the playoffs.
The slugger has been a catalyst for this Phillies offense that has come alive this postseason.
Harper has already tied a Phils legend in Schmidt and has done so in far fewer games that Schmidt ever played in the postseason during his days in a Phillies uniform.
The Phillies will need Harper to provide yet another spark as the World Series shifts back to Houston for Game 6 on Saturday night, which will be their first elimination game of this postseason
The Phils will send right-hander Zack Wheeler to the mound in hopes of staving off elimination and forcing a winner-take-all Game 7 on Sunday.