Phillies, fans, and the city of Philadelphia react to Kyle Schwarber’s 488-foot home run in Game 1 of the NLCS
The Philadelphia Phillies kicked off the NLCS with a bang, taking Game 1 of the NLCS by a final score of 2-0.
Zack Wheeler was dominant, the bullpen did its job, and the home run powered both runs in tonight’s game. After a Bryce Harper oppo-taco in the top of the 4th, Kyle Schwarber stepped to the plate in the 6th inning. Let’s just say he got all of this one.
Kyle Schwarber rips a 488-foot home run off Yu Darvish
Schwarber’s first home run of the playoffs traveled 488 feet and was hit 119.7 mph off the bat. It was the longest home run ever hit in Petco Park, the hardest-hit ball in the playoffs during the Statcast era, and the 5th hardest home run in all of baseball since 2008.
Schwarber’s home run was one of a kind but felt very similar to another legendary Phillies homer. Here’s a side-by-side video of Matt Stairs’ HR vs. the Dodgers with Schwarber.
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Bryce Harper was all of us watching that home run
Following tonight’s 2-0 win, multiple players were still in absolute shock at tonight’s Schwarbomb. Nick Castellanos said he simply just let out a “holy shit,” and Rhys Hoskins said it looked like someone hitting a golf ball.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies truly can’t be stopped, and they’ll send Ace #2 Aaron Nola to the mound on Tuesday at 4:35. RING IT.