Down on the Phillies Pharm: Reading Walks Off in Grand Fashion
Reading’s offense came to life Tuesday, but they needed an extra boost to climb over the Erie Seawolves. First baseman Rhys Hoskins hit a one-out, walk-off grand slam to win the game for the Fightin’ Phils. It was Hoskins’s only hit of the game, but he certainly made it count.
Outfielder Roman Quinn also had a big day, going 4-4 with a walk and four runs scored. He also stole two bases to give him 21 on the season.
The rehabing Cody Asche finally came to life, getting his first hits for Reading since joining the club. The left fielder hit a two-run home run as he went 2-4 with a walk and two strikeouts. His batting average is now at .167 as he tries to return to the majors for the first time this season.
Jorge Alfaro had himself an RBI single and saw his batting average remain in the .351 range.
Dylan Cozens also had a big game, hitting a three-run home run with two outs in the seventh inning to keep his team in the game. He finished the game 2-4 with three runs scored and a walk.
Starter Ricardo Pinto went six innings, giving up five runs on seven hits. Three of those hits were home runs.
The bullpen allowed four runs and two walks in their three innings in relief of Pinto.
Anthony Vasquez, who is 6-2 with a 1.82 era, will take the mound against Erie.