By Jenny Masters
Phils president Dave Dombrowski was predictably bullish with NBCSP’s John Clark:
I think we’re better than a .500 team, personally. I think we’ve played much better here recently over the last 15, 20 games, so we’ve been playing better. We are contending. As we’re doing this interview, we’re 2.5 games out of first place. We have a chance to win. We legitimately have a chance to win. We have to do the little things right. We have to advance runners, get runners in from the third base. We have cut down our strikeouts a great deal. We have to make routine plays from a defensive perspective.
“We’re not selling. I mean, we’re not in a position where we’re looking to move players off our team. Now, anything can happen in 10 days or two weeks,” he said. “If all the sudden, and I don’t like to take this scenario, if you lose 10 games in a row, well, that might be one thing that’s a little bit different, or if you win 10 games in a row, that’s a little bit different. But we’re in a position where we’re in this and we’re going to try to make our club better over the next time period.”
“We are in this. We are going to try to make our club better”
“In any short series, if you go in with Wheeler, Nola, Eflin throwing well… you can beat anybody”
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) July 19, 2021