One of out favorite players in the Phillies system has been Reading’s first baseman Rhys Hoskins. As we like to say he has been always worth the price of admission.
Yesterday was no exception. This time it was the monthly cost of MiLB-TV that paid off with Rhys.
Baseball Betsy and I had just returned home Sunday afternoon from scorching hot Bright House Field in Clearwater after watching another listless performance by the Threshers and tuned into MiLB-TV for bonus extra innings baseball from wet and cold Reading.
We were just in time to watch Hoskins drive a bullet base hit to left to set up the winning run in the 9th inning of the second game of the doubleheader.
Angelo Mora hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Hoskins to win the game and the sweep the twin bill over the Trenton Tunder. Now that was exciting baseball.
Hoskins is now hitting .394 over his last ten games.
We had just suffered through three straight Threshers defeats to the Palm Beach Cardinals over the weekend The last two games were especially frustrating when three Threshers struck out in turn, each representing the tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning in Saturday night’s game. The loss dropped the Threshers out of first place for the first time all season.
Then, not to be out done on Sunday afternoon, the Threshers scored only a run on three hits in losing yet again to the Cards 5-1 who started the series seven games under .500 in the Florida State League Southern Division.
What a wasted weekend of watching baseball until Rhys Hoskins made it all worthwhile.