Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber hit first Phillies home runs in same game
The Philadelphia Phillies set the baseball world on fire when they gave out blockbuster contracts Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos, two of the best power hitters in the game, after the lockout.
Adding them to a lineup that already had Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto, Rhys Hoskins, and Jean Segura means the Phillies are projected to have one of the most formidable wrecking crews in the game.
On Monday afternoon, fans got their first taste of that power, when Castellanos got up to bat in the bottom of the first and walloped his first home run in a Phillies uniform. Fittingly, it was a drive into deep left; if you know, you know.
Two innings later, Schwarber hit his first.
Castellanos says Phillies lineup has “responsibility” to execute
After finishing up his day in the fifth inning, Castellanos put on the headset and discussed the Phillies lineup:
"“I mean, it’s no secret that we have a very good chance to score a lot of runs and to win a lot of baseball games. But at the end of the day, it’s the responsibility of us in the clubhouse to do it. I’ve been on a lot of teams that had this potential on paper, and we didn’t live up to it, so I know how important the execution part is. Ownership and the front office did their part, the rest is on us.”"
It’s been a homer-heavy few days for the Phillies, with several familiar faces also crushing the ball. Mickey Moniak hit a trio over the weekend, Didi Gregorius went back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday, Harper hit two on Sunday, and Bryson Stott hit his first the same day.
Here’s to more of that for 162 games and hopefully, a postseason run.