By Sam Bush
Last June 3, the Phillies were mired at 22-29, so they replaced manager Joe Girardi with Rob Thomson.
The Phils went on a late-season rush and made the playoffs and the World Series, two games short of the MLB crown.
16th in MLB Phillies
Run differential: -40
I’m not sure if the Phillies are dealing with a World Series hangover or what but this team is much better than its record.
The offense certainly misses the 30-home run bat of Rhys Hoskins, who is out for the year with a torn ACL.
Early trade deadline take:
They need to add a starting pitcher and need Trea Turner to start living up to his contract, which I think he will.