Stat of the Day: Hoskins snaps cold streak

June 17th, 2021

MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Phillies this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

June 16: Phillies 2, Dodgers 0 -- Hoskins ends skid in style
Rhys Hoskins snapped a 0-for-33 skid with a solo home run to left field in the first inning. It was the longest hitless streak by a Phillies player since Ryan Howard's 0-for-35 skid in 2015. Desi Relaford (1998), Len Matuszek ('82-83) and Danny Murtaugh ('42-43) hold the Phillies' franchise record (non-pitcher) for longest hitless streak at 0-for-36.

June 15: Dodgers 5, Phillies 3 -- Rhys still searching
Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-3 with a walk to extend his hitless streak to 33 at-bats. Ryan Howard (2015), Raul Ibanez (2011) and Joe Morgan (1983) each had 0-for-35 skids for the Phillies. Desi Relaford (1998), Len Matuszek (1982-83) and Danny Murtaugh (1942-43) hold the franchise record (non-pitcher) for longest hitless streak at 0-for-36.

June 14: Dodgers 3, Phillies 1 -- Hoskins' skid continues
Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-4 with one strikeout in the series opener against the Dodgers. He is stuck in a 0-for-30 slump, the Phillies' longest hitless streak since Ryan Howard's 0-for-35 skid from Aug. 29-Sept. 11, 2015.

June 13: Phillies 7, Yankees 0 -- First sweep of N.Y. since '97
With Sunday’s result, the Phillies completed their second series sweep of the Bronx Bombers. The first time came in a set at Veterans Stadium from Sept. 1-3, 1997 -- the first Interleague meeting between the two clubs. Phils manager Joe Girardi played for the Yankees in that series.

June 11: Phillies 8, Yankees 7 (10 innings) -- Make it a three-peat
Jean Segura delivered the Phillies' third straight walk-off win with a single that brought home Ronald Torreyes in the 10th inning off Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman. With a walk-off win for the third straight game, that makes it the first time the Phillies have done so since Aug. 21-23, 2013.

June 10: Phillies 4, Braves 3 (10 innings) -- Wheeler keeps dealing
Zack Wheeler struck out 12 Atlanta batters, becoming the first Phillies pitcher with at least five double-digit-strikeout games before July since Cliff Lee had six such games in 2011, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Wheeler has 13 double-digit-strikeout games in his career, including five this season and four in his last five starts.

June 9: Phillies 2, Braves 1 -- Rare company for Williams
When Luke Williams delivered a walk-off win with his first big league home run, he became just the sixth player in the last 20 years to hit a walk-off homer in his first career start. The others were Carlos Perez (2015), Ben Francisco (2007), Miguel Cabrera (2003), Esix Snead (2002) and Josh Bard (2002). The feat had never been achieved by a Phillies player, though three in franchise history had walked off for their first career homer: David Doster (1996), Rick Joseph (1967) and John Peters (1921).

June 8: Braves 9, Phillies 5 -- Offense heating up?
The Phillies have scored five or more runs in three consecutive games for the first time since Sept. 17-18, 2020. They've scored five or more in four of their last five.

June 6: Phillies 12, Nationals 6 -- Cutch's 1,000th run
Andrew McCutchen singled, and scored in the Phillies' seven-run fourth inning. It was the 1,000th run scored of his career. He joined Albert Pujols (1,856), Miguel Cabrera (1,470), Joey Votto (1,050) and Justin Upton (1,034) as the only active players with 1,000 or more runs scored. Robinson Cano has 1,257, but he is on the suspended list. McCutchen also hit his 350th career double, which is eighth among active players, excluding Cano. Only 241 players in history have at least 1,000 runs and 350 doubles.

June 5: Phillies 5, Nationals 2 -- Suárez keeps rolling
Ranger Suárez pitched three hitless innings against the Nationals to keep his perfect ERA intact. At 17 1/3 innings, Suárez has the second-longest streak of no earned runs allowed by any Phillies reliever to begin a season in the last 50 years, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. In the Divisional Era (since 1969), Philadelphia's only longer streak of not allowing an earned run to begin a season belongs to Ryan Madson, who kept his ERA unblemished for 19 consecutive innings to kick off the 2004 campaign.

June 4: Nationals 2, Phillies 1 -- Wheeler needs some help
Zack Wheeler continues to pitch well, but he cannot get any run support. He entered the game ranked 56th out of 66 qualified pitchers in run support average (3.48). It fell to 3.28 after the Phillies scored just one run for him.

June 1: Phillies 17, Reds 3 -- Nola hits 1,000 strikeouts
Aaron Nola struck out Jesse Winker to end the fifth inning for the 1,000th strikeout of his career. Nola is the ninth pitcher in Phillies history to hit that mark, but he's the fastest to do it. He reached 1,000 strikeouts in 913 innings, besting Cole Hamels, who needed 1,046 2/3 frames to do it. Nola, who will turn 28 on Friday, is the third Phils pitcher to reach 1,000 K's before turning 28. Nola (27 years, 362 days) joins Steve Carlton (27 years, 137 days) and Hamels (27 years, 174 days).