Giancarlo Stanton may be chasing the home run title but Philadelphia’s Rhys Hoskins is the one rewriting history on a nightly basis.
Hoskins continued his record home run pace, connecting on his 17th in just his 33rd major league game during the Phillies’ 8-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.
Hoskins, who was called up to the Phillies on Aug. 10, is the fastest player in major league history to get to 17 career homers. The record was 42 games by Wally Berger, an outfielder for the Boston Braves in 1930.
The latest home run came in the fifth inning, when Hoskins hit a fastball from Dan Straily into the left field bleachers for a two-run homer that gave the Phillies some breathing room.