Thursday, December 18, 2014

Werth Goes Crazy, Hits Three Homers, Knocks In Eight

Jayson Werth is having a historic night tonight for the Phillies.

Werth Goes Crazy, Hits Three Homers, Knocks In Eight

Like manna from heaven, Jayson Werth has written my game story for me ...

Werth is having a historic night tonight for the Phillies. He hit a three-run home run to right field in the second inning, a grand slam to right field in the third inning and a solo homer to left-center field in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park.

 

That’s three homers in three at-bats.

 

That ties a franchise-record eight RBIs.

 

Four other Phillies have accomplished the feat: Kitty Bransfield (July 11, 1910 at Pittsburgh), Gavvy Cravath (Aug. 8, 1915 at Cincinnati), Willie “Puddin’ Head” Jones (Aug. 20, 1958 at St. Louis) and Mike Schmidt (April 17, 1976 at Chicago).

 

Schmidt needed 10 innings to get his eight.

 

Werth is the first Phillies player to hit three homers in a game since Sept. 3, 2006, when Ryan Howard hit three homers off Atlanta in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

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