Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins is set to undergo ACL reconstruction surgery on Thursday, the team announced. Hoskins injured the knee attempting to make a play during a Grapefruit League game on March 23. Recovery time for an ACL reconstruction is 6-to-12 months.
Hoskins, 30, has likely played his final games in Phillies pinstripes. The Phils’ 5th round draft pick in 2014, Hoskins is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2023 season. The team had made no attempts at extending the righty slugger prior to the injury. The Phillies are the only team Hoskins has played for.
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins has been noticeably absent from Spring Training, now we know why.
According to The Athletic’s Matt Gelb, Hoskins quietly underwent offseason meniscus surgery to clear up some “wear and tear” on his right knee. The 29-year old has been cleared for baseball activities and is expected in the Phils’ lineup this weekend.
The Philadelphia Phillies improbable run to the World Series has come to an end. The Houston Astros defeated the Phillies in World Series Game 6 by a score of 4-1 to win their second World Championship in 5-years.
Yordan Alvarez’s 3-run home run in the 6th inning turned out to be the game winner.
Both starters engaged in a classic pitches duel.
The Phillies struck first in the 6th on a solo home run from Kyle Schwarber off of Astros’ starter Framber Valdez.
It looked like that’s all the Phillies would need as Zack Wheeler was dealing through five. Things unraveled for the Phillies in the bottom of the 6th inning.
Wheeler hit Astros catcher Martin Maldonado, who may or may not have leaned into the pitch, to start the inning. After a groundout by Jose Altuve and a single by Jeremy Peña, Phillies manager Rob Thomson pulled Wheeler after just 70-pitches.
The move proved to arguably be Thomson’s first —and biggest— mistake as Phils manager.
It’s do or die for the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night in Houston, Texas. A win and the Fightin’s force a decisive World Series Game 7. A loss and it’s the end of a magical run for the Phillies, and a lot of questions for management.
In a rematch of World Series Game 2, the Phillies will look to Zack Wheeler to pitch the game of his life and Houston will counter with Framber Valdez. First pitch is set for 8:03 PM/Eastern in the Lone Star State.
Date: November 5, 2022
Where: Minute Maid Park – Houston, Texas
When: 8:03 PM/Eastern
TV: Fox and the Fox Sports App – with Joe Davis and John Smoltz
Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP and the Phillies Radio Network – with Scott Franzke, Larry Andersen, and Tom McCarthy
The Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 series lead. The World Series will shift back to Houston on Saturday night with the Phillies facing elimination.
Houston took a 1-0 lead two batters into the game when Jeremy Peña drove in Jose Altuve with a single off Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard was able to hold the Astros to the one run in the inning.
Philadelphia punched back when Kyle Schwarber homered off Justin Verlander to lead off the Phillies half of the inning.
That would be all the Phillies could muster until the 8th.
The Philadelphia Phillies look to rebound from Wednesday’s no hitter and take a 3-2 series lead with the World Series set to shift back to Houston. The Fightin’s will send Noah Syndergaard to the mound to start the game. “Thor” is likely to only pitch three-to-four innings before the Phillies’ bullpen takes over. The Astros will counter with Justin Verlander, who pitched for Houston in Game 1.
First pitch is set for 8:03 PM/Eastern from Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia. The game will be broadcast on Fox and the Fox Sports app with Joe Davis and John Smoltz on the call. Phillies radio will switch to 1210 AM WPHT and KYW 103.9 FM due to Eagles-Texans airing on 94 WIP. Scott Franzke, Larry Andersen, and Tom McCarthy will once again have the call.
In the course of 48-hours the Philadelphia Phillies ended up on the opposite ends of history. The Fightin’s offensive performance in World Series Game 3 –five home runs– was record breaking, so it was only natural the Phillies would be no-hit a day later. In fact, for anyone following the 2022 Phillies, Wednesday’s performance is very “on brand” for the club.
What’s also on brand, and it should be comforting for Phillies fans, was the response from Phils team leader Kyle Schwarber.