PHILS INSIDER

Gimme 3 homers, wit, to go — and make it fast

PHILS INSIDER

The Phillies turned up the power in the first inning of Thursday night’s game against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park.

Bryce Harper, Alec Bohm and Didi Gregorius hit back-to-back-to-back homers with one out in the first inning against Mets starter Seth Lugo.

Harper followed it up in the second inning with another blast, this one to the second deck in right field. 

It was the first time since April 23, 2017 that the Phils hit three consecutive homers. Cesar Hernandez, Aaron Altherr and Odubel Herrera did it that night in a 5-2 win over the Braves at Citizens Bank Park.

Harper, who had just one homer in his previous 24 games, crushed a first-pitch homer off the batter’s eye in center field for his first. It traveled 433 feet.

Earlier in the day, Harper put on a power show in batting practice. One of the homers he hit in batting practice was a scorcher that reached Ashburn Alley and bounced through the open window of the Tony Luke’s concession stand.

Bohm and Gregorius both homered to right field.

Jean Segura followed Gregorius’ homer with a fly ball off the right-field wall. It went for a triple and he scored on a hit by Adam Haseley as the Phils took a 4-3 lead.

The four-run rally came after Aaron Nola was tagged for three runs in the first inning. The right-hander entered the game riding a 21-inning scoreless streak at home.