Welcome to the big leagues, rookie.
Or maybe not.
Phillies rookie first baseman Rhys Hoskins hit his first-career home run Monday, and, rather than returning to a dugout full of excited teammates, Hoskins came back to a silent treatment. His response was awesome.
Rhys Hoskins with the best response to the silent treatment pic.twitter.com/YfVqjW98Tc— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) August 15, 2017
Playing in his fifth game, Hoskins actually belted two homers, one in the fourth inning and one in the seventh against the Padres. The 24-year-old made quite an impression on the west coast.
OH MY GOOD LORD RHYS HOSKINS pic.twitter.com/t4QDhizoFn— chris jones¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@LONG_DRIVE) August 15, 2017
For the last-place Phillies, Hoskins recent performance is a great sign because the team needs to begin to find and groom young talent to compete in the future.
Hoskins had mostly struggled at the plate before Monday -- he's still only hitting .176 with three total hits -- but the talent is there. He's rated as the No. 6 prospect in the organization and the No. 71 prospect in baseball, per MLB.com.
The Padres won the game 7-4, but the biggest story that came out of the game was Hoskins. Luckily, he got the silent treatment out of the way.