The postseason is always a fantastic time for players to come out in full force and put on a show.
Just ask Rhys Hoskins.
The Philadelphia Phillies‘ slugging first baseman has been a revelation this postseason, hitting five home runs in 44 at-bats and driving in 11 while posting a .779 OPS.
Even more impressive is that this is Hoskins’ first crack at the postseason, and he’s already in some elite company with some legends.
Hoskins is just the fourth first baseman in MLB history to hit five home runs in a seven-game span during a single postseason.
The only 1B to ever hit 5 HR in a 7-game span during a single #Postseason
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) October 24, 2022
Hoskins Joins List Of Greats
Hoskins now finds himself in the same company with a couple of greats.
He and Bryce Harper have carried the Phillies through the NLCS and onto the World Series.
It all started with Hoskins’ epic bat slam in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves.
Since then, Hoskins has been on another level, as have the rest of the Phillies.
Hoskins hit a two-run homer in Game 5 of the NLCS on Sunday to open the scoring for the Phils.
The Phillies went onto win 4-3 and clinch their first pennant since 2009.
With the way Hoskins has been hitting this October, one might expect that the Houston Astros might pitch to him carefully in the World Series.
Game 1 of the series kicks off on Friday night at 8:03 p.m. Eastern Time.
Can Hoskins stay hot and help carry the Phillies to a title, or will the Astros be able to contain him?