Philadelphia Phillies superstar Bryce Harper has taken all the flashes and made all the headlines in the postseason, and deservedly so: he has six homers already in the playoffs and has at least one in every series, among other achievements.
But the truth needs to be said: the Phillies lineup is dangerous from top to bottom, and it has other stars besides Harper.
One of them is, without a doubt, Kyle Schwarber.
The slugger, who already won a World Series in 2016 when he was with the Chicago Cubs, is eager to taste success again, and is surely contributing to the cause.
“Kyle Schwarber in his last 8 games: .360/.529/.840 4 HR 9 BB 9 R. Doing it all at the top of the @Phillies lineup,” MLB Network tweeted.
Kyle Schwarber in his last 8 games 📊
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) November 2, 2022
Schwarber Has Been Doing His Job As The Leadoff Hitter And Then Some
Imagine being a manager and having your leadoff hitter get on base at a .529 clip with four home runs in the last eight games.
Schwarber is surely making skipper Rob Thomson look good!
Schwarber was cold in the first series of the playoffs against the St. Louis Cardinals, but his bat has woken up big time in the last three matchups.
He currently has a .393 OPS, a .489 slugging percentage, and a rock-solid 136 wRC+ in October, or shall we say, Red October.
The best thing of all is that besides his four postseason home runs, he has three stolen bases, and one of them gifted free tacos to America.
If the NL-leading 46 home runs he hit in the regular season weren’t enough, Schwarber is showing the world what he is capable of at the biggest of stages.
What a player he is.