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Rhys Hoskins is the only good part of the Phillies right now

Phillies: Rhys Hoskins becoming Philadelphia's newest superstar

Hoskins is the fastest player to hit nine home runs accomplishing the feat in just 54 at-bats, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

He bettered the record of 21 games set by Boston infielder George Scott in 1966 and equalled by Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story last season. The Cubs have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games.

ESPN also mentioned that Hoskins has hit more homers than four different teams (the Washington Nationals, the San Francisco Giants, the San Diego Padres and the Kansas City royals) in the span since his onslaught began on August 14.

Rockies 7, Braves 6 • Charlie Blackmon hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning and Colorado held on to beat host Atlanta.

"You give yourself a little bit of time to appreciate each day", Hoskins said.

"That happens occasionally", Mackanin said of Hoskins' pre-at-bat question, "but not very often".

"I did know I caught it", Hoskins said.

Marlins 2, Padres 1 • Miguel Rojas hit a one-out sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, and host Miami won for the 12th time in the past 15 games. He'll accept his walks. He doesn't expand the strike zone. "He can pitch out of the bullpen as a long man, a middle man, a short guy and he can spot-start for you".

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"Yeah, he kind of just laughed at me", Hoskins said about Mackanin's response in the third inning, "and rightfully so, I guess".

"(My command) was really better today than last time", Quintana said Saturday. In 2013, facing an entirely different Philadelphia lineup, he went six innings, giving up three runs while striking out five.

On the mound, Kyle Hendricks allowed just two earned runs in seven innings, with eight strikeouts, in a 17-2 win.

While it's fair to point out the Cubs were merely playing the Phillies, it's also true that a performance like this could provide the Cubs with confidence moving forward. "I'm just trying to lose myself in the routine".

But Hoskins snagged Javier Baez's sinking liner and threw to Cesar Hernandez at second to double off Rizzo, who had been running with the pitch.

"I said, 'We're paying you to drive runs in; that's what we're paying you for.' He said OK. and he did".

Other Philadelphia athletes are also starting to notice Hoskins.

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