Phillies beat the Giants: Five things we learned from the series
By John Town
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After making adjustments to his swing Odubel Herrera delivered in two games against the Giants. He finished 5-8 with four doubles and a home run, coming up clutch on Sunday in the Phillies first series win in over a month.
Hitting coach Matt Stairs work with Herrera is clear, as the outfielder has eliminated a large portion of his leg kick and shortened his swing. The awkward ankle bend in his front foot is gone and is replaced with a more closed stance swing.
Herrera was the new front office’s first big addition through the Rule 5 Draft, and their first big extension. Having him potentially rebound is incredibly important for the franchise needing offense and consistency.