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Hoskins (bruised hand) kept out of lineup

@ToddZolecki
August 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The adrenaline had dissipated, but Rhys Hoskins woke up Friday morning and said his right hand felt OK. Hoskins was relieved. He got hit in the hand with a pitch in Thursday night’s dramatic 7-5 victory over the Cubs at Citizens Bank Park. It loaded the bases, setting

PHILADELPHIA -- The adrenaline had dissipated, but Rhys Hoskins woke up Friday morning and said his right hand felt OK.

Hoskins was relieved. He got hit in the hand with a pitch in Thursday night’s dramatic 7-5 victory over the Cubs at Citizens Bank Park. It loaded the bases, setting up Bryce Harper’s walk-off grand slam. Afterward, Hoskins said he did not know if his hand hurt because he had so much adrenaline pumping through him. X-rays came back negative, and he sustained a bruise.

Hoskins did not start in Friday night’s 8-4 win vs. the Padres, but he entered as a defensive replacement at first base in the ninth. He is likely to rejoin the lineup Saturday.

“I hit today,” Hoskins said. “It was fine. There were no restrictions. I threw. I think [manager Gabe Kapler] just wanted to give it another day to be safe. There was a little bit of bruising and swelling, but nothing too crazy. Just go through the normal treatment stuff and I imagine that I’ll be back in the lineup tomorrow.

“I woke up today thinking it was going to be a lot worse than it was.”

Hoskins has hit leadoff in each of the previous two games, in which the Phillies went 2-0. He hopes to keep hitting there.

“It seems to work for the team,” he said. “We strung some good at-bats together the last couple games.”

Injury note
• Right-hander Seranthony Domínguez (right UCL injury) threw a bullpen session Friday. The Phillies remain hopeful he will pitch again this season.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook .