Joe Girardi Will Miss Tonight’s Game vs the Mets Due to Personal Reasons
Joe Girardi will miss tonight’s series opener vs the Mets due to his daughter’s college graduation, according to Todd Zolecki. Rob Thompson will be taking over managing duties tonight for the team, with Girardi returning to the team tomorrow. The Phillies currently sit at 12-13 under Girardi’s managing, tied for first place in the NL East with the Braves and the Mets
The Phils open up a three game series tonight with the New York Mets. An important series is upon us, as the Phillies can gain some leverage on the Mets in the division standings. Chase Anderson (0-3, 6.48 ERA) will get the start tonight against the New York Mets. He will face Marcus Stroman (3-1, 2.25 ERA). Anderson is 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA in two starts this season against the Mets.
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