Rhys Hoskins reveals why he thinks the Phillies are a good team. It’s been years since anyone’s thought of the Philadelphia Phillies as a good baseball club. They’ve had teams with great players, but collectively, nothing good. The Golden Era of five consecutive division titles, two pennants, and a championship between 2007-11 is now over a decade in the rearview mirror, and the seasons that followed ranged from disappointing to disastrous. Until 2021, the Phillies hadn’t finished a season with a winning record since that last division title, and they eked that out by finishing one game over .500.
Did I expect to be writing about the Phillies so heavily before the start of this MLB season? Yes. Did I expect to be writing about them this much as of last month? No, not under any circumstances. That's what the June Phillies have done to Philly though. Going 15-3 in their first 18 games this month, the Phils have thrilled with moonshots, clutch hits and extra inning wins.
What’s better than a Sunday afternoon game of Philadelphia Phillies baseball? A Sunday afternoon game of Philadelphia Phillies baseball played on a holiday. With a blisteringly long season that encompasses more than half of the calendar year, baseball games are played on a ton of national holidays. Games can be played on Mother’s Day, the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and even Father’s Day, which, in 2022, just so happened to feature an afternoon outing between the Fightin’ Phils and their division rivals, the Washington Nationals, a short drive down I-95 from the City of Brotherly Love. Though the game could have been watched on Peacock as part of their Sunday morning baseball series, the assembled crowd featured more than a few Phillies fans looking to watch their team continue to perform like one of the hottest clubs in the MLB under new skipper Rob Thomas.
Despite coming off the bench with a game-tying double in Friday evening’s win over the Washington Nationals, Bryce Harper isn’t in the lineup Saturday for the Philadelphia Phillies. Interim manager Rob Thomson told the media at Nationals Park that Harper has an infection in a blister on the...
Hoskins will get the day off Saturday against the Nationals, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Hoskins sits after starting 39 straight games, including both halves of Friday's doubleheader. He's swung a very hot bat recently, homering five times in his last 12 games while posting a 1.246 OPS, so the Phillies will hope the off day allows him to remain fresh and keep up that level of performance. Alec Bohm slides to first base in his absence while Yairo Munoz takes Bohm's usual spot at third.
Just when the city was ready to decry the Phillies squad as "the same old Phillies," they do exactly what the fan base doesn't expect them to do. They snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. It was as if the Phillies' momentum from that 10-game winning streak was sputtering out as the team was about to drop two of three to the Marlins.
Rhys Hoskins went 4-for-5 with two homers and six RBI against the Marlins. One night after contributing a walk-off single, Hoskins put together his second multi-homer game in the last four days. His three-run shot tied the game in the fourth inning and his solo blast put the Phillies ahead...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Rhys Hoskins raised his arms in celebration on his game-ending RBI double in the ninth inning that led the Philadelphia Phillies over the Miami Marlins 3-2 Monday night. Hoskins’ two-out hit off Anthony Bass (1-3) scored Matt Vierling and capped a Phillies rally from a 2-1 hole...
Chris Carroll was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy in his early teens. For a long time, he was in denial. He tried to hide the disease from anyone who wasn’t close family or friends. He was suffering. It was bad enough that another aspect of his life brought about a different kind of pain.
Hoskins went 4-for-5 with two homers, a double and six RBI on Tuesday in the Phillies' 11-9 loss to the Marlins. Hoskins hit a three-run homer in the fourth, doubled in two in the fifth and added a tie-breaking solo shot in the eighth. It was his second multi-homer game in his last five contests. The first baseman has been on a tear the last eight games, going 15-for-34 with five homers and raising his season batting line to .249/.333/.476.
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The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks by a 7-5 final (box score) on Friday night, evening their record to 29-29 and extending their winning streak to eight games in a row, including seven since firing manager Joe Girardi. (Girardi's former bench coach, Rob Thomson, has and will continue to serve as the club's interim skipper.)
Rhys Hoskins homered twice, Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run home run and the host Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks
Hoskins went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs in Friday's victory over Arizona. Hoskins scored the first and last runs of Friday's game against the Diamondbacks with two solo home runs, helping the Phillies to a win. The first baseman is in the midst of a four-game hit streak, two of which were multi-hit efforts. Hoskins has a June slash line of .281/.378/.594, and he will look to keep this productive month going as the series against Arizona continues.
Rhys Hoskins is confident in his catcher. Hoskins expressed as much to a national audience on Saturday. Mic’d up on the FOX broadcast during the top of the third inning, Hoskins asked three-time American League MVP Mike Trout — who had reached first via a fielder’s choice — if he was planning to steal on J.T. Realmuto. Told that Trout didn’t even have a steal attempt on the season, Hoskins pressed him on it, and (rhetorically) asked whether that moment — with Realmuto behind the dish — was the right time to change that:
Hoskins will start at first base and bat sixth in Sunday's game against the Mets. Following a recent 13-game stretch in which he turned in an unremarkable .316 on-base percentage while occupying the leadoff spot, Hoskins now finds himself hitting sixth for the second game in a row. Kyle Schwarber sits atop the lineup for the second time in as many days and now looks like manager Joe Girardi's new preferred option for the table-setting role.