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Phillies jump on another starting pitcher, ride Wheeler and bullpen to 3rd straight win

Phillies jump on another starting pitcher, ride Wheeler and bullpen to 3rd straight win

Early runs, solid defense, no bullpen meltdown, late insurance … wherever he is, Joe Girardi’s got to be thinking, “Really?” The Phillies’ offense jumped an Angels starting pitcher for the second straight night, scoring five first-inning runs in a 7-2 win. Rob Thomson is 2-0 as the interim skipper since taking over for Girardi, who was …

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Phillies toast new skipper Thomson, whose stewardship begins with blowout win

Phillies toast new skipper Thomson, whose stewardship begins with blowout win

Rob Thomson was a little delayed getting to his first postgame news conference as a big-league manager Friday night. That’s because the Phillies played one of their best games of the season in scoring a 10-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels and, when it was over, the players wanted to give their new skipper …

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Firing Joe Girardi wouldn't fix Phillies' problems

Firing Joe Girardi wouldn’t fix Phillies’ problems

With Phillies manager Joe Girardi facing questions from reporters about his job security, owner John Middleton and president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski must consider the following. • Would moving on from Girardi elicit howls of injustice from players, fans and media? (Probably not.) • Who would replace Girardi? (There is no obvious answer.) • …

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