Now that Bryce Harper has shaken off the mid-May blues (5-for-10, two doubles, two homers, six RBI), it is time to do the same for Rhys Hoskins (5-for-39, 0 extra-base hits).
And what better way to get the Phillies’ first baseman back on track than with his first playing appearance at Wrigley Field in Chicago, the only NL city in which he has yet to play.
By the time Hoskins made his 2017 major league debut in August, the Phillies had already been through the Windy City. And last year he was out with a broken jaw when the Phils came through after having fouled a ball off his face a week earlier.
Now with Harper hitting a groove it’s time all the Phillies start firing on all cylinders. And just in case the Cubs want to join in themselves after a week away from the Friendly Confines, we’ll go with a couple of different Total Runs Over rather than just with the Phillies total.
Pick: Phillies-Cubs 3 Innings Over 2.5 (-125)
Pick: Phillies-Cubs 5 Innings Over 4.5 (-125)
Pick: Phillies-Cubs Total Runs Over 8.5 (-121)