Is this the worst hire in the world? Absolutely not. Dave Dombrowski has won two World Series titles, one with the Boston Red Sox in 2018 and one with the Miami Marlins in 1997. He also brought the Detroit Tigers to two World Series, but failed to win it.
He doesn't come without flaws. Every organization he leaves, burns to the ground. Do you want to know why Mookie Betts is no longer a Red Sox? Well, look at the contracts of Chris Sale, David Price, Nathan Eovaldi. Losing Betts is a franchise changing move and let's be realistic, it's hard to get fired 11 months after winning a championship. The Tigers are still trying to rebuild from how he left the organization.
With that being said, Dombrowski has a role in this league, but I don't see his style fitting with where the Phillies are. He destroys minor league systems and he spends too much money. Is that what John Middleton wants to do right now? The message is unclear.
The Phillies were swept in a double-header by the Nationals. WHAT A JOKE! Aaron Nola, the defense, and the offense all factored into a game one loss. In game two, Brandon Workman embarrassed himself once again. It's incredibly hard to be as bad as he has been in a Phillies uniform. Enjoy the podcast because I sure do SCREAM!!
The Philadelphia Phillies start the final stretch by losing 5-1 to the Washington Nationals.
Zack Wheeler struggled, but battled through. In my opinion, he needs to be better in this type of scenario. The offense did not show up anyway, but I feel the mentality changes as a team when your top dog goes out on the bump and dominates more than Wheeler did.
Roman Quinn decided to argue balls and strikes which led to getting kicked out of the game. Joe Girardi followed. What a horrendous decision by Quinn, knowing that Mickey Moniak was the alternative. Not that Quinn is playing well at all, but losing Girardi's decision-making during this stretch is not ideal.
Also, Matt Klentak spoke to the media about JT Realmuto's contract. Wait until you hear what he had to say! HA! I react down below.
The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays in both games of their double header. Zach Eflin threw seven strong innings and struck out nine in game one, resulting in a 7-0 win. Bryce Harper hit a monster home-run to highlight the scoring.
In game two, the Phils went with a bullpen game and somehow won?! Shocking. Rafael Marchán, who never hit a home-run in his entire professional career, had hit a three-run bomb to tie the game up at 5-5. When down 7-5, Harper came up clutch with double knocking into two runs. Alec Bohm finished the job to take the lead. Hector Neris recorded the save, but not without allowing two men on with two outs.
The Philadelphia Phillies bullpen has a 7.17 ERA. This is unbelievable.
After Bryce Harper, Alec Bohm,and Didi Gregorius go back-to-back-to-back in the first inning. After Harper hit his second home-run of the night, this bullpen does the thinkable.
Blake Parker could not help out Aaron Nola in the sixth. Brandon Workman could not do anything. Garrett Cleavinger got shelled. The Mets won 10-6. This team is horrendous!