Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins trolls Mets with slow HR trot

null null Baseball null Rhys Hoskins capped off the Phillies-Mets series with a little revenge as he trolled New York pitcher Jacob Rhame. Just one night after Rhame nearly hit Hoskins twice, the Phillies outfielder took advantage of a two-run homer in the ninth as the Phillies shut out the Mets, 6-0. Hoskins took his time as he "ran" the bases, clocking a 34.2-second home run trot. MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZNTo put in perspective how slow his run was, .com noted Hoskins' run is the slowest recorded by Statcast since tracking began in 2015, just slightly beating Victor Martinez's 34.1 seconds set in 2016. Additionally, Hoskins' previous slowest run clocked in at 28.9. Lovely night for a stroll ...Wouldn't you say, @rhyshoskins?— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 25, 2019After the game, Hoskins wasn't willing to admit that he was trying to send a message to the Mets. Instead, he insisted he was just playing baseball.“I think to put an exclamation on a win like that when you really needed it, that’s what everyone in here is most excited about,” Hoskins said. "I don’t look at it as a retaliation. I’m trying to put a good at-bat together and move right along like we did the rest o

f the night. There is a lot being made about this, but at the end of the day, you've got to go on and play the baseball game the way you would normally play the baseball game."Manager Gabe Kapler believes Hoskins earned that moment.“Look, if a ball goes over your head the night before, the best way to … get back at the pitcher is by putting the ball in the seats,” Kapler said. “It was worthy of him having that moment, taking it all in, soaking it all in."Rhame addressed Hoskins' run, but said it didn't have any effect on his game. “He got me,” Rhame said. “If I make a better pitch, he doesn't get to run the bases. It's his job, man. I'm not really thinking about any of that."Going through my mind is, I shouldn't throw one right down the middle to him. That's about it. I had the same game I always do, try to make a pitch. And I did not make that tonight."