Rhys Hoskins
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies are developing a mutual distaste for one another starting with Rhys Hoskins and Jacob Rhame.

Danny Small

Payback is a dish best served cold. Just one day after a run-in with New York Mets reliever Jacob Rhame, Philadelphia Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins went deep off him at Citi Field.

Following Tuesday’s game, Rhame said that he wasn’t throwing at Hoskins intentionally. Unfortunately for the Mets, Rhame seemed to awaken the Philadelphia offense anyway.

Hoskins’ home run came when the game was potentially out of reach, but his trot around the bases was a clear message. Hoskins took his sweet time while a smattering of boos rained down from the few fans left at the ballpark.


Hoskins hasn’t earned the moniker “Mets killer” yet, but he has given New York some problems in his young career. Wednesday’s bomb marks his fifth home run in 15 games at Citi Field. In Flushing, Hoskins is slashing .304/.400/.643 and he’s driven in eight RBI.

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The Phillies would go on to win and move into a tie for first place with the Mets in the NL East. The fireworks that ensued in this series are sure to carry over.

Although the Atlanta Braves will certainly contend for an NL East title as well, there seems to be a clear rivalry developing between the Mets and Phils.

Through six games, the Mets and Phils have split the series each winning three games each. They don’t play again until late June, but the Mets certainly won’t forget Hoskins’ slow trot.


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