It’s safe to say that outfielder Travis Jankowski is well on his way to being in the good graces of Phillies fans. In his first at-bat of Wednesday’s game against the Washington Nationals, Jankowski crushed an Erick Fedde cutter deep into the seats in right field to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead.
The Lancaster, PA native got down a crucial bunt against Aroldis Chapman and tagged up on a foul ball out on the way to a Phillies walk-off victory against the Yankees on June 12.
His first-inning home run Wednesday was his first home run in the big leagues since Sept. 26, 2018 as a member of the Padres. He becomes only the third Pennsylvania born player to homer for the Phillies in the last 10 years, joining Erik Kratz and Phil Gosselin.
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