Friday, April 26, 2019

Game 24 - 2019 Donruss #104 Rhys Hoskins

Phillies 6, Mets 0
Game 24 - Wednesday Night, April 24th in New York
Record - 13-11, Tied for 1st place, 1/2 game ahead of the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Jacob Rhame threw at Rhys Hoskins' head the night before, so Hoskins earned his revenge with a two-run home run and an extremely slow trot around the bases in this 6-0 win.

What It Means:  The Phillies wrapped up an awful seven-game road trip with a win, limping home after going 2-5.

What Happened:  Hoskins also collected his first career triple in this game.  Bryce Harper started the scoring with an RBI-double in the first.  RBI singles from Maikel Franco, Phil Gosselin and Roman Quinn (on a bunt) gave the team a 4-0 lead heading into the ninth.

Vince Velasquez (1-0) and four relievers combined on the shutout.

2019 Chachi Almost #2
Featured Card:  I can't believe they actually keep track of this, but Hoskins' home run trot took 34.2 seconds, making it the longest trot since 2015 when tracking of such things started.

Transactions:  The Phillies made a flurry of roster moves before this game, optioning reliever Drew Anderson and third baseman Mitch Walding back to the IronPigs while recalling Enyel De Los Santos and selecting the contract of infielder Sean Rodriguez.  To make room for Rodriguez on the 40-man roster, left-handed reliever James Pazos was designated for assignment.  If Pazos never makes it back to the Phillies, he'll at least have his team-issued photo card as well as a coveted spot in the Chachi Almost insert set.

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