Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Game 116 - Gibson K's 11 as Hoskins Homers Twice

2022 Topps Now Road to
Opening Day #OD-272
Phillies 11
, Reds 4
Game 116 - Tuesday Night, August 16th in Cincinnati
Record - 65-51, 3rd Place, 9 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Rhys Hoskins and the Phillies offense pounded Reds' pitching in support of Kyle Gibson's gem of a game.

What It Means:  The Phillies are on a roll, and they also won their 10,000th game in franchise history.

What Happened:  There was quite a bit going on in this game, which is fitting given the Phillies have now done this 10,000 times.

- Kyle Gibson struck out a career-high 11 batters, picking up his eighth win.  He allowed a pair of home runs and three runs overall in his stellar performance.
- Brandon Marsh had to leave the game after coming down hard on a leaping catch at the wall in the third inning.  The ball ended up being a home run by Jonathan India, and Marsh left the game with what was later diagnosed as a bone bruise and a sprained ankle.  Nick Maton saw his first big league action in left field, making a few nice catches.
-  Rhys Hoskins stayed hot, hitting a pair of home runs, his 25th and 26th of the season.  Hoskins also stole his second base of the season, and was 3 for 6 overall with five RBIs.
- Darick Hall, Nick Castellanos and Garrett Stubbs all also homered for the Phillies.

Featured Card:  I love that I've featured so many of Hoskins' cards this season, and it's great to see the slugger with a supporting cast of hitters surrounding him in the line-up.  Here's his Topps Now Road to Opening Day card, which is the newest card of his in my collection.

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