Mets pitcher records 1st MLB hit off Scott Kingery, jokes on social media

Mets pitcher records 1st MLB hit off Scott Kingery, jokes on social media

When someone gets a bloop single or a broken bat hit, they’ll often say “it looks like a line drive in the box score.” Does the same apply when your first major-league hit came off Scott Kingery lobbing pitches over the plate?

Thursday, in the midst of the Mets' 20-run victory, the Phillies used position players to record the final nine outs of the game. Roman Quinn pitched first and regularly registered in the upper 70s with his offerings, but Kingery on the other hand …

In the eighth inning, Mets reliever Jerry Blevins was called on to hit for just the fourth time in his 12-year MLB career and he delivered with an RBI single off the soft-tossing rookie infielder. 

After the game, Blevins took to social media to make a joke about his first hit.

Mets fans had some fun with the moment, too.

While Dodgers fans, just didn’t get it.

The Phillies went on to win the second game of the twin bill, aided by a solo home run from Kingery. The Phils also gained a half-game on the Atlanta Braves in the standings, so we can have a laugh at this one.

Congratulations, Jerry, it’s a line drive off Kershaw in the box score.

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Rhys Hoskins uses West Coast trip to propose to his girlfriend Jayme Bermudez on the beach

Rhys Hoskins uses West Coast trip to propose to his girlfriend Jayme Bermudez on the beach

Sorry, ladies. Rhys Hoskins is locked up long term.

The Phillies' star shared the news of his engagement to his girlfriend Jayme Bermudez on Twitter Friday.

It appears Hoskins took advantage of the California locale of the Phillies' current West Coast swing and proposed on a beach in San Diego.

Hoskins shared a couple of photos of the happy moment. According to one website, the two have been together since high school.

Congrats to the lovely couple and let's hope it's just the first of many rings for the Hoskins fam in 2018.

Phillies release nicknames for MLB Players' Weekend

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Phillies release nicknames for MLB Players' Weekend

Back for another season, it’s MLB Players’ Weekend and the Phillies will have a starring role in this year’s festivities.

From Aug. 24 to Aug. 26, the Phillies will wear special, more nontraditional uniforms with nicknames on the back. The big difference here is that the Phillies will also play the New York Mets in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the Little League World Series, on Aug. 19 at 7:10 p.m.

From Phillies.com, here’s a look at the nicknames the Phillies players will be using this year.

Jorge Alfaro: "EL OSO"

Victor Arano: "EL WEY"

Jake Arrieta: "SNAKE"

Asdrubal Cabrera: "CHIQUITÍN"

J.P. Crawford: "CRAW"

Austin Davis: "BIG FUDGE"

Enyel De Los Santos: "DE LOS SANTOS"

Seranthony Dominguez: "SIR ANTHONY"

Jerad Eickhoff: "EICK"

Zach Eflin: "EF"

Pedro Florimon: "DON RAMÓN"

Maikel Franco: "COMPA F"

Luis Garcia: "COMPA G"

Cesar Hernandez: "CESITA"

Odubel Herrera: "TORITO"

Rhys Hoskins: "BIG FELLA"

Tommy Hunter: "BIGGER FELLA"

Scott Kingery: "JETPAX"

Andrew Knapp: "KNAPP TIME"

Aaron Loup: "WOLF"

Adam Morgan: "A-MO"

Pat Neshek: "NESHEK"

Aaron Nola: "NOLS"

Roman Quinn: "ROME"

Nick Pivetta: "PIVETTA"

Wilson Ramos: "BUFFALO"

Carlos Santana: "SLAMTANA"

Vince Velasquez: "VICENTE"

Nick Williams: "NICKY DUBS"

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