A young Phillies fan at Minute Maid Park became an internet sensation for his reaction to JT Realmuto’s game-winning home run against the Astros.
What started like a nightmare for Phillies fans ended in a dream as Philadelphia overturned a 5-0 deficit to beat the Astros 6-5 in extra innings.
Multiple Phillies heroes were crowned on Friday night. Kyle Schwarber gave America free tacos with a stolen base and then Nick Castellanos made an incredible catch to extend the game into the 10th inning. JT Realmuto hit the game-tying double in the fifth then outdid himself in the 10th with the game-winning home run.
Those were the heroes on the diamond. There was also a hero in the stands.
The baseball world fell in love with a young Phillies fan when he was shown on camera channeling the feelings of every fan in Philadelphia after Realmuto’s game-winner
Young Phillies fan becomes a meme after home run celebration
That kid is a mood and that mood is Philadelphia right now. Props to the Astros fan for apparently being a good sport about it.
The Phillies have been the underdogs this whole postseason but they’ve had magical moments driving them through the whole way. Friday night was just the continuation of that journey.
Kyle Tucker blasted two home runs in the first three innings as the Astros took their 5-0 lead. Instead of hanging their heads, Philadelphia fought back. Nick Castellanos and Alec Bohm drove in runs in the fourth inning to make it 5-3. Realmuto came to the plate in the fifth with two men on and tied things up with a double.
By the time the 10th inning came around, Realmuto gave Phillies fans an even bigger reason to cheer by unloading his game-winning home run.