Citizens Bank Park has become well known as the party of the MLB playoffs. Philadelphia fans have been rabid in supporting their team so far this season, carrying over from a wild World Series run in 2022.
Last night, in the series-clinching Game 2 win over the Marlins, everyone watching at home got a taste of the crazy atmosphere fans with tickets have already been experiencing this postseason.
Let's set the scene. In a still-close 3-0 game in the sixth inning, with Marlins starter Braxton Garrett long gone, the Phillies were threatening to add to their lead. Second baseman Bryson Stott, who was 0-for-2 with two strikeouts at that point, stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and one out.
The Phillies and the fans, who were already rising to a crescendo of excitement, would have been happy with a two-run single to push the lead to five. But instead, what Stott did next immediately cemented him in Phillies postseason lore.
Bryson Stott drives Citizens Bank Park fans wild with grand slam
Facing Marlins lefty reliever Andrew Nardi, Stott turned on an inside 94.5 mph fastball, the first pitch of the at-bat no less, and smashed a 412-foot grand slam to deep right field to make it a 7-0 game.
Watching the live game feed, you could feel the fans' jubilation through the screen. But, with the ESPN broadcast crew doing their job, you couldn't avoid the commentary and get the full, immersive experience.
Luckily, Twitter/X user jaiden (@steph_turkey) created and shared a video of the epic blast with no commentary, just the pure, unadulterated Dolby 5.1 audio of the Citizens Bank Park crowd in postseason ecstasy.
The Phillies went on to a 7-1 victory, sweeping the Marlins and punching their ticket to the NLDS. Stott, who has had a stellar sophomore season for the Phillies, finished the game 1-for-4, but his one hit was the biggest and loudest of the Wild Card Series.