Hoskins Sits With Ankle Injury; Phillies Recall Eickhoff
Last night's 6-5 loss to the New York Mets led to two separate changes for game two in Philadelphia. A slide into second base that led to a swollen ankle for Rhys Hoskins will keep him out of the lineup on Tuesday. Further, extra innings a second night in a row have necessitated that the Phillies add a fresh arm to their bullpen.
To accomplish the latter, Jerad Eickhoff has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Eickhoff was 2-0 with a 4.50 earned run average in two starts for the IronPigs. Eickhoff replaces Drew Anderson, who was recalled just yesterday. Anderson gave the Phillies two scoreless innings of relief last night.
As for Hoskins, he will be replaced at first base by Maikel Franco. Scott Kingery will play third base. Hoskins reportedly had his foot still wrapped as of Tuesday afternoon. There is no timetable known at the moment for his return to the lineup.