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Watch: Scott Kingery homers again

Andrew Porter
April 17, 2019 - 2:49 pm

Scott Kingery is officially on fire. 

Kingery homered again on Wednesday afternoon, this time off of Zach Wheeler, giving the Phillies a 2-0 lead in then bottom of the 5th against the Mets. 

Kingery entered the game 11-21 with four doubles, a homer and 5 RBI in 11 games. The 24-year-old got the start at shortstop for the injured Jean Segura and has now homered in two straight games. 

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler talked about Kingery on Wednesday's 94WIP Morning Show

"I think experience," Kapler told Angelo Cataldi when asked why Kingery has been playing so well. "Experience is the greatest teacher, Angelo. Kingery has now seem the game from many different angles. As the starting shortstop on a team that is kind of fighting for the playoffs in the middle of the summer last year. As a guy who has not gotten a lot of reps. As the top prospect in an organization. As a guy who has had to come in, in big situations and pinch hit. A guy where a manager had to put him in very difficult positions. I have definitely done that to Kingery, and the reason we've done that is because we think he is tough as nails mentally and can handle it.

"But here he is kind of emerged on the other side, playing the best baseball we've seen him play. Being athletic on the diamond, in the middle of the diamond as a shortstop last night. Getting big hits for us, hitting the ball out of the ball park and into the gap. I think the most notable why, is because he's had some great experience."