By Harry Allison

Phils manager Gabe Kapler never has a discouraging word about anything.

No matter how badly the Phils play he chimes in with positivity.

Here’s an example:

Rhys Hoskins nearly tied it in the eighth, but his drive to deep center was caught at the wall by Manuel Margot.

Hoskins went 0-for-4 and has one hit in his last 24 at-bats. The slugger has gone 14 games without a homer.

“Rhys had great at-bats today even though the results aren’t there,” Kapler said. “I know this is going to turn around for him.”