Rhys Hoskins earns NL Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career
Bad day to be a member of the Rhys Hoskins hate crew. The Philadelphia Phillies first baseman has been named the National League Player of the Week.
Hoskins won NL Player of the Week for the first time in his career after leading the MLB in home runs (4), slugging percentage (1.158) and OPS (1.678) last week.
Over his last 25 games, Rhys Hoskins has been red hot. He hit .341/.443/.750 with 7 doubles, 9 home runs, and 17 RBI during that timeframe. Over his last 7 games, Hoskins slashed .375/.467/.1.000 with 9 hits, four home runs, and five RBI in 24 at-bats.
People have constantly called me crazy for saying this, but I’ll say it again.
As Rhys Hoskins goes, so do the Phillies.
Over the past 26 games, Hoskins has 17 extra-base hits, 17 runs, 17 RBIs and 17 walks. The Phillies are 17-9 during that span of games and now currently sit one game out of the final NL Wild Card spot with hopes to break a decade-long playoff drought this year.
On the season, Hoskins is slashing .257/.350/.850 with 17 home runs and 42 RBI. Along with Hoskins, the Phillies will need other players in the lineup, such as Kyle Schwarber, Nick Castellanos, and JT Realmuto to step up if they want to stay in the race for Red October.
The Phillies are battling through injuries as of late, with Zach Eflin and Ranger Suarez both on the injured list. Bailey Falter pitched for Eflin last Friday, throwing four innings and allowing three runs on a total of 66 pitches.
Tonight, the Phillies will send Cristopher Sanchez to the mound tonight in the series opener against the Nationals in place of the now injured Suarez.
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