Ryan Howard hit his first postseason home run last night, a solo shot in the sixth inning that put the Phillies up 4-1. It came off a hanging slider by Matt Garza, and it followed a two-hit night in game two.
Is Howard getting the swing back?
“It’s been kind of a slow but steady process. I had some good swings out there today and luckily for me was able to get a home run out of it. I’m feeling pretty good at the plate. It’s definitely coming.”
I’ll take the man’s word. If he can be a tiny bit more patient out there, I’d say he’s doing his job. For now, I’m thinking another bomb (or two) isn’t far away for the big man.