So it’s almost that time of year again where wins become even more meaningful. The Philadelphia Phillies have had the most fun out of all the baseball teams in the MLB in these last handful of months. After Joe Girardi’s departure, it looked like the jumpstart they desperately needed. It came in at the right time. Because after Ron Thomson took over as the interim Manager, every player took his game to the next level. They look different than anything Girardi had intended on doing with the club. Thompson helped them to become contenders for the wild card and more. The Phillies keep on rolling.
In the Beginning
Let’s look at how they have gotten better on both sides. Let’s begin with the offense. I don’t know about you, but it looks like Dombrowski went all in at the trade deadline and in the off-season. Dombroski brought in Kyle Schwarber and his production literally from the first game. Kyle is a BIG IMPACT. He has 34 home runs, only second behind the Yankees Aaron Judge with 43, and second in all of Baseball.
As for another acquisition Nick Castellano, at first he was struggling at the beginning parts of the summer, but nit ow looks like he is coming around. Castellano had one heck of a week, getting a much needed homerun against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday as well as the next night saving the game on play at home plate. This production is precisely what we need to boost our offense when Bryce Harper hopefully comes back.
The Trade Deadline
And finally, what Dombrowski did this week in the Trade Deadline was very extraordinaire when he got rid of two headaches in both Jeurys Familia and Odubel Herrera. And the players we got back could help them down the road? In Noah Syndergaard and Brandon Marsh. Syndergaard is not the same as the old, but he doesn’t have to be because you got 5 Starters now, and that’s what you need, especially when you’re fighting to make the playoffs. But overall, you didn’t have to get rid of too much to get him, but other than San Diego getting Juan Soto? I think the Phillies did well in the Trade Deadline and the Offseason.
Can the Phillies Keep It Going?
But the question on everybody’s mind is, can the Phillies keep this up? We will be seeing Rally Towels and Red October again come October in South Philadelphia and come back in FULL EFFECT if they can contain the success if they continue winning games. It will be one fun ride, and it would be exciting to play baseball again for the first time in 11 Years. Let’s see if the Phillies keep on rolling!
James Scorza is a Co-Host of the Pattison Ave Phanatics on Edge of Philly Sports. James attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. He loves Sports and Music and has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Philadelphia Sports. He may be young but is knowledgeable beyond his years.