Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Rhys Hoskins was facing Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen on Monday when he fouled a fastball directly off his own teeth. Hoskins remained on the ground for several moments and spit up blood before leaving the game.
The foul ball came on a 1-2 count with two outs in the ninth. Pedro Florimon took his place at the plate before striking out for the last out in a 5-4 Dodgers win.
The Phillies announced after the game that Hoskins suffered a cut on his lower lip.
Rhys Hoskins has a cut on his lower lip. Gabe Kapler said he is not overly concerned. He was not available to speak after the game.
— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) May 29, 2018
If that’s all he suffered, Hoskins caught a good break on top of a bad one.
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