Phillies: Rhys Hoskins Splits The Show Players League Opener
Game 2: April 11, 2020, 9:39 p.m. vs. Carl Edwards Jr. — Phillies 3, Mariners 5
Hoskins fell in his second straight game, in part due to Hector Neris‘ late-inning struggles. Zack Wheeler started the game.
Right-handed reliever Carl Edwards Jr. has appeared in194 career games, 192 of which with the Chicago Cubs from 2015 to part of last season. He was then dealt to the Padres, where he finished 2019 with a 32.40 ERA in just two appearances and 1 2/3 innings, allowing four hits, six runs and four walks. The Mariners inked the 28-year-old this offseason.
Game 3: April 11, 2020, 10:11 p.m. vs. Jesus Luzardo — Phillies 5, A’s 1
After falling in the first two games, Hoskins needed a convincing win to help reverse his fortunes; early, back-to-back-to-back home runs by J.T. Realmuto, Bryce Harper and Hoskins himself in the first helped kick-start just that.
Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta allowed just a sacrifice fly in the first; Realmuto brought home two more insurance runs with a two-run home run to left in the third frame.
Luzardo made his Major League debut last season with the Oakland Athletics; in six appearances, he yielded only two runs, five hits and three walks across 12 innings en route to a 1.50 ERA and 0.667 WHIP. Oakland acquired him from the Washington Nationals organization in July 2017, along with Sheldon Neuse and Blake Treinen, in exchange for relievers Sean Doolittle and Phillies 2008 World Series champion Ryan Madson.