Aaron Nola isn't the only Phillie headed to Washington for the All-Star festivities.
Rhys Hoskins will compete in Monday's Home Run Derby.
"I think it's a cool honor, just the fact that I would even be considered," Hoskins said after Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Mets. "Obviously not the complete way I want to be involved in the week, but it should be fun. I get to be around a pretty cool group of guys. I grew up watching the Home Run Derby as a kid, so I think that full circle kind of moment is pretty cool."
In true Philly fashion, Hoskins will be the underdog in the competition, pulling the eighth and final seed. He'll face top-seeded Brewers slugger Jesus Aguilar, who leads the NL with 23 homers, in the first round.
Pitching to Hoskins will be Chris Truby, Phillies minor league infield coordinator.