The Phillies managed to hold on to a 5-4 lead in a game and win last night in Atlanta in front of an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball audience and the Atlanta cardboard cut-out fans in place for the big third game of a series between the Atlanta Braves and the Phillies.Embed from Getty Images
It’s rare that the Phillies have been able to do that… win a game, and hold onto a lead. Ok, hold your enthusiasm, Jake Arrieta is scheduled to start tomorrow night’s game at Washington. The Phillies have improved to 10-14 while the Nationals are 11-14 on the 60-game Covid-19 schedule.Embed from Getty Images Hoskins gets back on the good side with HR # 2 on the season last night
Prior to last night, the Phillies only won 1 game out of the last 6 games, it’s been game after game of terrible play, bad pitching, you name it. I though Joe Girardi was working on this? The play on the field is closely resembling some of the stuff we saw when former Phillies skipper, Gabe Kapler, and Pete Mackanin were at the helm.
Thank goodness there hasn’t been fans in the stands. I did a long rant of a podcast for Phillies Talk Podcast last night, trying to figure out where it all went wrong. It’s been a long time since that has happened, but well overdue.
So what do you think the problem with this team is? A team full of individuals instead of team players? Players that just aren’t playing good (that’s an obvious one). Or is it something much deeper? One thing is for sure, there is a problem or several problems on the Phillies team at this time.