The Philadelphia Phillies are finally showing some signs of life against the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves. The first inning featured three home runs for the Phils including back-to-back bombs by catcher JT Realmuto and outfielder Bryce Harper.
Realmuto lasered a ball off the left field foul pole, while Harper hit one deep into the seats in right-center field. Corey Dickerson shortly followed with a two-run home run of his own.
Realmuto has easily been the Phillies' best player this year, totaling 24 home runs and owning the inside track to the NL Gold Glove for catchers. Meanwhile, Harper has quietly had a good season, hitting his 31st home run of the year for his new home.
The Phillies will need more of this to catch up to the Chicago Cubs in the NL Wild Card race.