The Phillies lost last night but WHO CARES RHYS HOSKINS HIT TWO DINGERS!
Did you know that Rhys Hoskins hit his first home run last night?
He did! It was in the third inning of the Phillies’ game against the Padres, AND IT WAS AWESOME.
Hoskins CRUSHES the first home run of his career!— CSN Philly (@CSNPhilly) August 15, 2017
There were a LOT of his family members on hand to take in the special moment. pic.twitter.com/wNLv6M1SZv
NO DOUBTER, AND I AM SO EXCITED! God, that’s just beautiful. Look at that swing. Look at how the ball flies away. Look at how the ball then hits off of the front of the second deck. Rhys is strong, Rhys is powerful, Rhys is my first baseman. Tommy who? That’s right.
And look at how happy his family is! Oh man, baseball is the best, guys.
The silent treatment didn’t faze Rhys Hoskins
Per usual, Phillies players gave Rhys the silent treatment upon his return to the dugout. But Rhys didn’t care at all. In the video I posted above, you can see a few players getting excited in the dugout, and then Freddy Galvis actually shushes them. It was very “Quiet down! You know the drill!” So Rhys decided to have his own celebration.
I AM DYING, HOW ADORABLE IS THAT!?
Let’s break it down. So first he does a jumping thing, which is obviously him celebrating with Nick Williams or Jorge Alfaro. Then he gives all the invisible players high fives, or ghost high fives. Then he takes off his helmet at one end of the dugout, and Larry Bowa can’t contain himself and gives Rhys a high five. (Bowa is also smiling from ear-to-ear in a way I’m not sure I’ve seen, which is exciting and scary at the same time.) Then Odubel Herrera, who might have been in the bathroom or something, has no idea that the silent treatment is going on and actually celebrates with Rhys. God I love baseball, guys.
And then the actual celebration happens
CELEBRATION TIME, COME ON!
But wait! There’s more!
RHYS HOSKINS HITS HIS SECOND DINGER IN THE SAME GAME!!
Is this real life?
Earlier: First career home run— CSN Philly (@CSNPhilly) August 15, 2017
Now: First career multi-homer game
Have a night, Rhys. pic.twitter.com/W5dAnBrUxp
Yes it is.
Rhys Hoskins is first Phillies player to hit his first two career home runs in same game since Scott Rolen on August 21, 1996, at LAD.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) August 15, 2017
Other news probably happened yesterday but I honestly don’t care. I could talk about what an absolute moron of a manager Pete Mackanin is, but I’ll save that for another time. Because Rhys Hoskins is the most exciting thing to happen to the Phillies in ages, and we deserve a chance to luxuriate in all this awesomeness.