Rob Thomson was confused by the energy from Phillies fans during last night’s comeback win over the Marlins
The Philadelphia Phillies stormed back against Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins last night, going home with a 4-3 win thanks to a three-run eighth inning.
After the game, “interim” manager Rob Thomson spoke with the media and was confused by the energy at Citizens Bank Park last night.
Rob Thomson was confused at the energy in Citizens Bank Park
Thomson has been in the Phillies organization for the past three years. Rightfully so, there hasn’t been much to be excited about during that span. When you add in another seven years, equaling a decade long playoff drought, Phillies fans have been hunting for a Red October for a very long time.
Thomson himself should get used to the cheers. The Phillies would be foolish to not drop the “interim” tag on the skipper, whenever that may be. Personally, I’m in no rush. The Phillies are 40-19 since Thomson replaced Joe Girardi as manager and 25-13 since Bryce Harper was placed on the Injured List.
Phillies Win Pace this Season
- Under Joe Girardi: 70-92
- Under Rob Thomson: 110-52
The Phillies have now won seven games in a row and 12 out of their last 13 games. They improved to 62-48 on the season and are in sole possession of the second National League Wild Card spot.
The Fightins have the sixth best record in all of Major League Baseball.
Thomson will certainly be considered for the National League Manager of the Year if the Phillies can finish August and September on a high-note, however with teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets sitting at 75-33 and 70-39, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Mets manager Buck Showalter are the likely frontrunners to win the award.
Kyle Gibson will take the mound today at 1:05PM against Daniel Cabrera in the third and and final game of the Marlins series. From there, the Phillies will head to Citi Field to take on the first place New York Mets in their first meeting since May.