Kyle Schwarber isn’t just making Phillies history, he’s making MLB history
In case you have been living under a rock or simply gave up on the Philadelphia Phillies after the month of May, Kyle Schwarber has been on an absolute war path for the Fightins and has now etched his name into Major League Baseball history.
Kyle Schwarber’s Historical First Half of 2022
Schwarber is just the third player in MLB history to have 25 HRs through 81 team games in two straight seasons. The other two players to achieve this goal were Mark McGwire and Ken Griffey Jr.
The Phillies’ leadoff hitter has always dominated the month of June and through the first week of July, he’s showing zero signs of slowing down. Schwarber took home NL Player of the Month for June, after slashing .272/.385/.680 with a 1.065 OPS. He crushed 12 HRs, 27 RBIs, 6 doubles, 28 hits, and crossed the plate 27 times.
The SECOND home run he hit last night was one of the longest he has hit all season.
Schwarber is third on the team in at-bats (292) and has crushed 25 HRs and 53 RBIs in 79 games. He’s slashing .219/.336/.517 on the year, with a 1.7 WAR and a .853 OPS, tallying 50 walks, 57 runs scored, 64 hits, 12 doubles, and 4 stolen bases.
Schwarber has set many Phillies records this season, and after his two homers, last night has officially taken sole possession of the National League HR crown with 25. His 31-game on-base streak that ended last week was the longest of a Phillie since Chase Utley in 2006, and he’s on track to crush 50 HRs and 100+ RBIs.
With Bryce Harper sidelined until at least mid-August, the Phillies are going to need Kyle Schwarber’s bat to stay exactly how it is. The team lines up against the Nationals once again tonight at 7:05 EST, looking for a series win with Aaron Nola on the mound.
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Mandatory Credit: New York Post