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Snake Bytes: 10/19 - Homers Odyssey

The ALDS and the NLCS were both punctuated by some epic homers on Tuesday night.

Championship Series - Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres - Game One Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

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ALDS

Cleveland 1, New York 5
Controversy about whether or not the league was conspiring against the Guardians aside, this one was over almost from the word go. Cleveland’s Aaron Civale was chased from the game in the first inning after giving up a three-run homer in to Giancarlo Stanton. On the other side, Nestor Cortes experienced no such difficulty, throwing five innings of one-run ball.

Stanton, Judge Slug Yankees Into ALCS
Giancarlo Stanton started things off with a three-run shot in the bottom of the first, giving the Yankees a solid lead. Then, in the second inning, Aaron Judge finally got into the ALDS mix as well, hitting a solo-shot to right. It was his fourth career home run in a winner-take-all postseason game — the most in Major League history.

Aaron Judge goes oppo

NLCS

Philadelphia 2, San Diego 0
Yu Darvish and Zac Wheeler engaged in a pitching duel fir seven innings. On this night, Wheeler got the better of Darvish. Wheeler allowed only one hit and one walk. Darvish responded by allowing three hits and one walk of his own. Unfortunately for Darvish, two of the three hits left the yard.

Harper, Schwarber Launch Phillies to Victory
Bryce Harper broke the 0-0 tie with a towering home run to left in the fourth inning that managed to drop into the first row, giving the Phillies all the offense they would ultimately need. Then, for good measure, Kyle Schwarber added an insurance run in the sixth, adding to his postseason home run legacy begun in Chicago. This blast was a massive one, the second-longest in Statcast history, logging in at 488 feet launched at 120 mph.

Kyle Schwarber was sitting on this pitch