Phillies left fielder Rhys Hoskins horrible, not good, very bad month of May got worse
After allowing the Los Angeles Dodgers to comeback in the bottom of the eighth inning Monday night, the Phillies saw one of their young stars go down with a scary injury.
Left fielder Rhys Hoskins fouled a Kenley Jansen 1-2 pitch off his face in the top of the ninth with two out. The 25-year-old Hoskins immediately went to the dirt and was down holding his mouth.
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler and a team trainer lept out of the dugout immediately and helped Hoskins off the field with a towel on his face.
Here’s a replay of one of the oddest foul ball injuries you’ll see in a game.
Pedro Florimon replaced Hoskins mid-at-bat and struck out after working the count. Kapler said after the game Hoskins has a large cut on his lip that isn’t overly concerning.
Hoskins has struggeled the entire month of May, hitting .159 entering the series. He went 0-4 with three strikeouts and a run scored after reaching base on catchers interference in the first inning.
Philadelphia held a 4-0 lead going into the eighth after one of Vince Velasquez’s best starts of the season where he carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Yasiel Puig broke up the bid with a leadoff hit and Velasquez was pulled after allowing two runs in the sixth.
Seranthony Dominguez held the fort going an inning and a third, but Luis Garcia and Adam Morgan combined to allow three runs to Los Angeles. One of the runs was unearned after a Cesar Hernandez error, but Morgan took the loss and blown save.
The loss sends the Phillies, who were in first place for one day, into third behind the Braves and Nationals in the National League East.
Jake Arrieta will face Kenta Maeda on Tuesday with a 10:10 p.m. EST first pitch from Los Angeles.