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Tonight’s lineup: Rhys Hoskins, Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro all in same lineup

August 11th, 2017 at 3:46 PM
Aggregated By Sports Media 101

Phillies (42-70) vs. Mets (52-60)
7:05 p.m. on CSN; streaming live on CSNPhilly.com and the NBC Sports App

The big stories coming out of last night’s Phillies game were the debut of Rhys Hoskins and the confusing finger injury that limited Vince Velasquez to one inning.

The game’s result was yet another embarrassing Phillies loss to the Mets, continuing a theme that has lasted six seasons. 

1. Wait … whose house is this?
The Mets’ personnel doesn’t even seem to matter at this point. When they get to South Philadelphia, all they do is clobber baseballs.

Even without CBP-lovers Jay Bruce (now with Cleveland) and Lucas Duda (now with Tampa), the Mets hit four homers that accounted for nine of their runs in a 10-0 win. 

The Phillies are 14-37 against the Mets since 2012 … at home. That’s a .275 winning percentage. That’s a 45-117 full-season pace. That’s pathetic.

That 14-37 mark vs. the Mets since 2012 is the second-worst divisional record for any major-league team at its own park. (The Mets are 15-41 at home since 2012 against the Nationals.)

In the last 22 meetings at Citizens Bank Park, the Mets have 50 home runs. Ricky Bottalico said last night on Phillies Postgame Live that if he was in the Mets’ front office, he’d be pushing to have Citi Field’s dimensions changed to CBP’s â?? and he wasn’t joking.

The Mets had 16 men on base last night. The Phillies had five. Granted, the Phillies faced a locked-in Jacob deGrom.

2. Hoskins’ debut
How ’bout that for a first test? “Hey Rhys, we know you’ve been playing left field for three days, but go do it in a major-league park, and while you’re at it, face one of the game’s best pitchers.”

Batting seventh, Hoskins went 0 for 2 with a walk.

In his first at-bat against deGrom, Hoskins …

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Tags: Amed Rosario, Corey Seidman, Dom Smith, Dominic Smith, Jorge Alfaro, Mets lineup, New York Mets, Nick Pivetta, Nick Williams, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies lineup, Phillies Mets, Rhys Hoskins

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