Rhys Hoskins, Phillies take game two against the Giants in a 13-6 slugfest
To say that Rhys Hoskins struggled over the past two weeks would be a grave understatement. From June 5th until last Sunday against the Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Hoskins was 0-for-33 and in danger of making the Phillies record books for all the wrong reasons. He avoided the books with solo home run off of Kershaw to snap the hitless streak.
Yesterday, was Hoskins’ slump buster game. The Big Fella hit two home runs and a 391-foot double, that would have been out of the park in the majority of major league ball parks. He finished the day with six RBI to lead the Phillies to a 13-6 victory in San Francisco.
Rhys Hoskins, Andrew McCutchen, Alec Bohm, Ronald Torreyes, and Luke Williams all had multi-hit games for the Phillies, who answered back every time the Giants put runs on the board. In total, the Phillies had 16 hits that turned into 13 runs on the day.
Aaron Nola was on the mound and got roughed up early for the Phillies. He allowed six runs in under three innings of work. Nola’s ERA is now a season-high 4.22 and he has failed to make back-to-back quality starts in over a month and a half.
Ranger Suarez pitched in relief of Aaron Nola and was fantastic yet again. Ranger threw just under three scoreless innings, and a combination of Connor Brogdon, Jose Alvarado, Archie Bradley, and David Hale closed out the game for the Phillies, allowing just two hits and zero runs.
The Phillies will wrap things up on the West Coast today against the Giants at 4:05pm. Zach Eflin (2-5, 3.99 ERA) will be on the mound for the Phillies and left-hander Sammy Long will make his first big league start for the Giants.
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