May 25, 2016
In the fourth inning of the Phillies' series finale against the Tigers, Odubel Herrera came to the plate with two on and two outs and launched a three-run home run to give his team a 5-1 lead over Detroit. Two days after being benched for not hustling on a ground ball, the center fielder didn't have to worry about running this one out.
While it was Herrera's fifth home run so far this year -- he hit just eight in all of 2015 -- it was just the third three-run homer the Phillies have hit all season. And for a guy who has really found a comfort zone atop the order, he looked plenty comfortable playing the role of a power hitter.
ball was crushed, I love you so much Odubel pic.twitter.com/BNifXvrQ4N— chris jones¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@LONG_DRIVE) May 25, 2016
It was a no-doubter from the minute it left Herrera's bat, and the Phillies leadoff hitter made sure to punctuate the three-run shot with a bat flip that would make Jose Bautista jealous.
And the Phillies get extra credit for the "Always Sunny" reference here...
Let's just hope there's no retaliation the next time Herrera steps to the plate. After all, he's just trying to #MakeBaseballFunAgain.
You can watch the full video on MLB.com, here.
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