Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a home run, an additional run scored and two walks in Tuesday's loss against the Yankees. Hoskins had gone eight straight games without a home run but snapped that skid here with a solo bomb in the second inning off Domingo German. The slugger now has 21 homers on the season and has a realistic shot at posting the second 30-homer campaign of his big-league career. He's also seeing the ball well, as he's hitting .304 with a 1.170 OPS across 56 plate appearances this month.
Hoskins is not in the lineup Thursday against the Cubs, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Hoskins started the past six games and will receive a day off after going 8-for-21 with three homers, four doubles, three walks, nine RBI and four total runs during that stretch. Brad Miller will start at first base in his place.
Hoskins went 3-for-5 with a home run, a pair of doubles and four RBI in Tuesday's 15-10 win over the Cubs. The first baseman has gone 8-for-14 with three homers, four doubles and nine RBI in his last four games. Hoskins hit a two-run double in the second inning, a sacrifice fly in the fourth and a solo shot in the seventh to pile up four RBI in Tuesday's contest. He's raised his slash line to .236/.313/.492 with the recent surge. The 28-year-old has 20 long balls, 53 RBI, 45 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases in 83 games so far.
Hoskins went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 13-3 win over the Cubs. Hoskins knocked an RBI single in the sixth inning and added a two-run homer in the ninth. With three long balls in his last six games, the first baseman may be setting up to finish the first half of the season strong. He's up to 19 homers, 49 RBI, 44 runs scored, two stolen bases and a .231/.310/.474 slash line through 345 plate appearances.
Hoskins went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk Saturday against the Padres. Hoskins took Yu Darvish deep in the second inning, then he connected for an RBI double off the San Diego starter in the sixth. It was the first multi-hit effort since June 22 for Hoskins, who came into the day with a .312 OPS over his last eight games. The 28-year-old leads the Phillies in homers (18) and RBI (46), but that production has come with a pedestrian .225/.301/.460 slash line, while his .761 OPS is on pace for the lowest of his career.