Sometimes in sports, when a player sees another team’s uniform, they just get dialed in.
It may not matter what that team does to stop them.
That player may just be on a roll and have the answer for how that team is going to approach them, knowing their next move before they even make it.
Kyle Schwarber can attest to that.
The Philadelphia Phillies‘ new slugger had his way with the New York Mets over the weekend at Citi Field.
Schwarber had a two-homer game on Sunday night too, bringing the total of multi-home run games against the Mets over the last two years up to 17.
Interestingly, five of those belong to Schwarber, including the only three-homer game on the list.
There have been 17 multi-homer games by a player against the Mets over the past two seasons. Five of them have belonged to Kyle Schwarber, including the only three-homer game on the list.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 2, 2022
Again, sometimes it doesn’t take much for a player to be dialed in against a certain team.
For Schwarber, the Mets are that team.
The Phillies may be struggling to kick off 2022, having lost two out of three over the weekend, but Schwarber certainly showed up to play.
The veteran lefty slugger continues to own the Mets day in and day out.
It doesn’t seem to matter what the Mets do with him.
He’s just dialed in against this team.
That’s one bright spot that can be found after the Phils’ series loss over the weekend.
The team is off to a tough 11-12 start, but if there’s one positive to take away from it, it’s the fact that Schwarber is on a tear against the Mets, and they don’t seem to have an answer for how to stop him.
We’ll see if Schwarber can continue this hot streak the next time these two teams match up.