Harper ripped a two-run home run to right field in the first inning Tuesday night in a 7-0 victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the World Series. Harper’s blast kick-started a five-homer barrage, tying a record for the most homers in a World Series game. It ratcheted up another raucous night at the Bank, which has been absolutely electric since this unexpected and wildly fun postseason run began.
Just walking into the ballpark, just being back home, I think is such a momentum swing for us,” “This whole city is so excited to be in this moment and we’re just thrilled to be able to play in front of them, Harper said. Phillies fans had imagined what their first home World Series game since 2009 might be like ever since Harper hit a game-winning, two-run homer in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Oct. 23. But what happened Tuesday exceeded everybody’s expectations.
Hoskins said those conversations happen all the time. Players discuss the shape of a pitch, what it does, how it looks to the eye, right-handed vs. left-handed, etc. It just so happened that TV cameras caught Harper’s and Bohm’s conversation during a World Series game.