The Philadelphia Phillies played their best game of the entire postseason on Wednesday night.
With the series tied 1-1, the Phillies knew what was at stake in the game.
They proceeded to feed off their home crowd and dominate the Braves en route to a 10-2 victory.
One player that added to his postseason legacy in the game was Bryce Harper.
Not only has Harper been great in the playoffs for the Phillies, but he has been a nightmare for the Braves.
According to Todd Zolecki, Harper has a 1.697 OPS in seven postseason games against Atlanta.
That is the second-highest playoff OPS against a single team in league history.
Bryce Harper has a 1.697 OPS in 7 postseason games against Atlanta. It is the second-best mark by any player against any single team in postseason history (min. 25 PA). Barry Bonds had a 1.994 OPS against the Angels in `02 WS.
— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) October 12, 2023
To be in the same discussion as Barry Bonds is extraordinary.
Bonds was the most feared hitter in baseball for a decade.
Harper in the playoffs has a similar aura around him.
On Tuesday night, Harper hit two home runs and had Citizens Bank Park in a frenzy.
Now the Phillies are one win away from reaching the NLCS for the second straight season.
Although winning Game 4 at home will not be easy.
The Braves are starting Spencer Strider, who threw seven innings allowing only one earned run in Game 1.
He is the best strikeout pitcher in baseball and the Phillies lineup will be tested.
But, the Phillies showed last season that when they are hot nothing can stop them.
In Game 3 of the 2022 NLDS, they tagged Strider for five earned runs in 2.1 innings.
Another showing like that on Thursday will have the Phillies celebrating another series win.NEXT: Graphic Proves Bryce Harper Is A Phillies Postseason Legend