Nothing beats a walk-off home run unless it is a walk-off grand slam home run. Reading’s first baseman Rhys Hoskins has done both this season.
He hit the walk-off grand salami in the ninth inning yesterday in the 11-9 win over the Erie Sea Dogs. Watch HERE.
It may seem like Baseball Betsy and I just sit around and watch our guys in Reading on MiLB-TV but we always try to turn to it when it is late in the game and Rhys Hoskins is coming to bat no matter where we are at.
Earlier in the season against New Hampshire he hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the eleventh inning.
His long balls have been interesting to watch. He has hit two of his eight homers this season over the “Maine Monster” in Portland Maine. The “Maine Monster” is a facsimile of the famed Green Monster of the Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park.
Hoskins also had a 19- game hitting streak earlier in the season.
But it has not only been Hoskins, his 30 RBIs and clutch hitting driving Reading to a 30-15 record.
Centerfielder Roman Quinn is on fire going 4 for 4 yesterday and is second in the league in stolen bases with 21.
League leading home run hitting, right-fielder Dylan Cozens went deep for the 12th time this season in yesterday’s game and is second in the league with 36 RBIs.
Catcher Jorge Alfaro is hitting .351 which would lead the Eastern League if he had a few more at bats. When is the last time a catcher has a chance to win a batting crown.
On the mound veteran lefty Anthony Vasquez is 6-2 with a 1.82 ERA for third best in the league and Ben Lively 1s 7-0 with a 1.87 good enough for fifth best in the league.
So the Reading Fightin’ Phils are must see MiLB-TV. They are one of the most dominate teams in all of minor league baseball. Yesterday, the team also dominated the minor league buzz on MLB.com talk. Read HERE.