By Sarah Paley
Garrett Stubbs went deep for the first time this season, delivering a three-run shot against the Pirates.
The homer came in his 115th plate appearance of the season.
He had five homers in 121 plate appearances as J.T. Realmuto’s backup last year.
Stubbs sparked a rally for the Phillies that was completed when Bryce Harper hit a go-ahead solo homer in the seventh inning in a 7-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night, a day after clinching the NL’s top wild-card spot.
Stubbs, who entered the game batting just .196 in 30 games, hit his first homer since Aug. 16, 2022.
“Yeah, all it took was a bunch of champagne, drinking all night and going out,” Stubbs said.
“There it was the next day, a homer.”
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 27, 2023