Rhys Hoskins celebrates Game 3 NLDS home run with epic bat spike

by Daryn Albert - The Phillies got a boost from Hoskins with a three-run homer in the third inning. His celebration was just as exciting as his dinger.

Rhys Hoskins celebrates Game 3 NLDS home run with bat spike (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) 6:20 PM ET Jesse RogersESPN Staff Writer Close Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com. Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins broke out of a playoff slump in a big way during Game 3 of the National League Division Series, taking Atlanta Braves rookie pitcher Spencer Strider deep for a three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning. Hoskins was 1-for-19 this postseason before depositing a Strider fastball in the left field stands -- so perhaps that's why he spiked his bat in such a dramatic manner after hitting the 394-foot shot. It ignited the crowd, which moments later had another reason to go wild: Outfielder Bryce Harper also went deep, this time off lefty reliever Dylan Lee . Harper's traveled 402 feet out to right field. The home runs, the bat spike and the six-run third woke up the Philly faithful after a quiet first couple of innings in their first home playoff game since 2011.