Rhys Hoskins hit the go-ahead home run in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
“The way this lineup is constructed, it becomes a pick your poison,” Hoskins said. “If I don’t get the job done there, well, we’ve got an All-Star hitter [J.T. Realmuto] right behind me. I just happened to be the poison they picked tonight.”
At 18-13, the Phillies are in first in the National League East. They rank seventh in the NL in runs scored, but fifth in on-base percentage.