Since the beginning of June, Schwarber has been on an absolute tear and is proving to be worth every penny the Phils spent on him when they signed him to a four-year, $79 million contract after the lockout.
Schwarber is carrying the Phillies right now with Bryce Harper still on the shelf due to his broken thumb.
He’s stepped up big time and has the most home runs of any hitter in baseball since the beginning of June.
CBS Sports tweeted a graphic featuring a list of players with the most homers since June 1.
Kyle Schwarber has been on FIRE 👀 pic.twitter.com/3xbFjEgi1P
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) July 7, 2022
Schwarber has been on another level.
He’s hit two home runs in back-to-back games and has his total up to 27 on the year, which is only three shy of Aaron Judge, who hit his major-league-leading 30th home run on Wednesday night.
With all the talk of Judge’s surge, Schwarber’s should not be swept under the rug.
Schwarber has been a key part of that, having picked up the slack in the absence of Harper.
The Phillies now find themselves in the third NL Wild Card spot thanks in large part to Schwarber’s hot streak.
We’ll see if he has more left in the tank.
Since the calendar shifted to July, it doesn’t appear as if he’s slowing down.