NLCS: Bryce Harper Leads Phillies to World Series Win
It looks like Bryce Harper was the difference in the Phillies offense all night long.
In his fifth inning of work, in what was the fifth inning of the World Series, Harper led the Phillies to a World Series win.
Harper came on in the eighth inning with one out and the tying run at first base. Harper moved to second base and grounded to second. And that allowed J.A. Happ to reach base and bring in a run.
With one out and the score at a tie game, the Phillies faced a man down: the struggling Hector Neris. And after a double play, the Phillies turned to Harper and he hit a home run over the Monster to cut the Philadelphia lead in half.
That was the difference.
Harper finished the game with a.346 batting average. Harper had six RBI, four on the game winning home run.
Homerun, the Phillies took down the New York Yankees in five games back in July 24, 2015.
The Phillies win the World Series for the first time since the 2005 World Championship win.
The Phillies’ victory in the NLCS came after starting pitcher Collin McHugh had pitched the entire series up to that point.
This was a great start to the 2018 playoffs for the Phillies, who won their very first World Series in franchise history.
The Phillies made it to the World Series for the first time since the 2005 World Championship. It was the first time the Phillie Phanatics reached the top of the standings for a season, which they did for the first time in franchise history.
They went through the entire playoffs in one season for the first time since the 2011 season. That is not far off from the Phillies being a franchise for the first time in franchise history.
The Nationals and the Phillies are the only teams that have both won a World Series and advanced to the Fall Classic of the same year.
And as we say, a World Series of champions.