Five things we learned from Phillies sweep of the Giants

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 09: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies bumps forearms with third base coach Dusty Wathan #62 after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park on May 9, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 11-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 09: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies bumps forearms with third base coach Dusty Wathan #62 after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park on May 9, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 11-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 06: Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies doubles in two run sin the seventh inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

Rhys Hoskins falling behind

While Franco and Santana are heating up, Rhys Hoskins is dropping off from his stellar pace from the start of the season. He started off the year on fire, posting a .303/.457/.528 line with four home runs and a 0.83 walk-to-strikeout ratio through April.

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Now, Hoskins is hitting just .188 with one home run in April. He has struck out 15 times in nine games, good for a 39.5 percent strikeout rate. Meanwhile, he only had a 25 percent strikeout rate through April.

Hoskins’ overall numbers this season are still strong. He has a .273/.416/.479 line with a 149 wRC+. However, his recent struggles are a major concern as he is expected to be a cornerstone of this lineup.

He struggled at the end of last year to but was able to turn things around to start this year. Hopefully, he can turn things around again.

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