Tampa Bay Outfielder Brett Phillips may look familiar to many down here on the Coast. That’s because Phillips used to suit up in a Biloxi Shuckers uniform and play at MGM Park just four years ago.
In game four of the World Series Saturday, in the bottom of the ninth, two outs and two strikes, Rays down by one, Phillips stepped up to the plate and delivered a perfectly placed base hit to right field to send Kevin Keirmaier and then Randy Arozarena home for the winning run.
Biloxi Shuckers General Manager Hunter Reed told News 25 he has seen that exact play from Philips before in the 2013 playoffs when Phillips and Reed were both with the Greenville Astros. “It looked almost the exact same. We won that game and we went on to the championship then, too. When he stepped up the other night, I kinda knew what he was capable of doing. I mean, he had multiple walk-offs in Biloxi. He’s known as the possum wrangler.”
Check out Philips on the diamond again Tuesday night for game six of the World Series against the Dodgers at 7 p.m. on FOX.