Aaron Altherr's 2015 stats with the Phillies aren't dominating, but he's provided a lot of excitement in the 31 games that he's played at the major league level this season. The latest spark was a two home run performance Friday night against the Nationals, with the first of the two being not just an inside the parker, but a grand slam inside the parker.
With bases loaded, Altherr lifted a soft liner to center field that Michael Taylor tried to make a diving catch on. The ball skipped past him and rolled toward the fence, stopping just short of the warning track. By the time left fielder Jayson Werth retrieved the ball, Altherr was in high gear rounding the bases. The third inning slam put the Phillies up 4-1. Two innings later, Altherr tagged a Jordan Zimmerman pitch for a traditional style home run to left field. Two batters later, Darin Ruf joined the fun with a solo shot of his own as the Phillies stretched their lead to 6-1. The two home runs gives Altherr five home runs with the Phillies in 107 at-bats this season. Ruf's home run was the tenth of his season.
On the season, Altherr is batting .252 with a .331 on-base percentage and a .518 slugging percentage.