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Rob Thomson spoke with the media following tonight’s 6-1 victory over the Miami Marlins, providing a positive update on Rhys Hoskins, who was hit in the hand by a pitch in the third inning of the game.
Rhys Hoskins Hit By Pitch
Hoskins was hit by a pitch in the top of the third inning of tonight’s game and fell to the ground in pain. At first, it seemed like he was okay as he got up and headed down the first base line. Hoskins remained in the game and ran the bases before exiting the game with a right hand contusion.
Alec Bohm then moved over to first base and Edmundo Sosa entered the game at third.
Hoskins received x-rays on his hand and they came back negative. He also returned to the dugout later in the game with his hand wrapped and in good spirits. Thank God.
Manager Rob Thomson said that it’s likely Hoskins will miss a few games and doesn’t want Rhys to risk falling into altering his swing because his hand is sore and risk falling into a slump.
The Phillies do have some options at first base in the meantime. Alec Bohm is serviceable, as well as Matt Vierling and Nick Maton. It’s also a possibility that we’ll see the return of Darick Hall, who averaged .264 with nine home runs and 16 RBI over 129 at-bats at the major league level this season with an .846 OPS.
Luckily, the injury wasn’t season-ending. Crisis adverted. Ring it.