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The Philadelphia Phillies kicked the Atlanta Braves right out of Citizens Bank Park with 11 home runs in an NLDS victory. Their power outburst ignited the Red October crowd on the way to the NLCS for the second consecutive year.

Phillies Slug 11 Home Runs

Chicks dig the long ball. The Phillies lived by it during a memorable series victory. Nick Castellanos led the way with four home runs. He became the first player in MLB history to homer twice in back-to-back playoff games. His son Liam stole the show with a heartwarming reaction in front of the Philadelphia crowd.

It’s impossible to ignore the superstar performance of Bryce Harper. He went deep three times in the series, including two home runs in Game 3. Phillies fans will never forget the fearless attitude he showed by staring down Orlando Arcia as he rounded the bases after both of them.

The Braves dominated the conversation entering the series. They tied a major league record with 307 home runs during the regular season, but Phillies pitchers held them to three in the series.

The “feared” Atlanta offense scored only eight runs in four games and three runs in their three losses. They didn’t exactly resemble the 1927 New York Yankees like some people suggested.

NLCS Breakout Candidates

Trea Turner, Brandon Marsh, and J.T. Realmuto also joined the party. Even with the outburst, the Phillies still have potential breakout candidates to get hot offensively in the NLCS against the Arizona Diamondbacks or in the World Series.

Kyle Schwarber belted 47 home runs in 2023 and 46 home runs in 2022. He stayed in the ballpark during the NLDS, but his long ball in Game 1 of the NLCS in 2022 sets an incredible precedent. Alec Bohm also had a tough series, but he hit a career high 20 home runs during the regular season.

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