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#pounditThursday, December 3, 2020

Mets pitcher not bothered by Rhys Hoskins’ slow home run trot

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins hit a bomb off Mets reliever Jacob Rhame Wednesday night, and then proceeded to take his sweet time admiring his work with a 34-second home run trot around the bases.

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For some context, at the end of Tuesday night’s game, Rhame came in during garbage time with the Mets up by 8, and unleashed a pitch that buzzed Hoskins’ tower, briefly bringing players off both benches. Rhame insisted that there was no intent with the pitch and he was just trying to pitch inside, while Hoskins was not really buying it.

After Hoskins got his revenge and sent a message, reporters in the Mets’ clubhouse were eager to see if this situation might escalate between the division rivals. Rhame was not biting, though.

He responded to a question with “He got me. If I make a better pitch, he doesn’t get to run the bases,” and continued to avoid showing any ill feelings publicly when given several opportunities.

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