The Reading Fightin Phils are becoming must see MiLB-TV. They have the best record in minor league baseball at 41-19 for a .683 winning percentage.
They are doing it by mashing the baseball. They lead the Eastern League with a .272 team batting average, including 72 home runs and a .793 OPS.
They have one of the most powerful middle-of-the-lineups in minor league baseball. Their three, four, five and six hitters have combined for 46 home runs and the season is not yet half over. They lead the league in runs scored with 338, 44 more runs scored than second place Akron.
Last night in Akron, Ohio, Rhys Hoskins hit his 14th homer of the season in the top of the 11th inning with two outs to provide the winning 3-2 margin. Watch video HERE.
Hoskins has now hit five homers in his last six games to pace Reading, going 10 for 27 with 7 runs scored and 8 RBI’s. His 14 long balls this season trail only teammate Dylan Cozens who has gone deep 16 times in the Eastern League.
Also, “Clutch” Hoskins has hit three walk-offs homers at home this season including a grand slam.