Could Joe Girardi’s days be numbered in Philadelphia?
The previous Yankees manager was booed off the sphere by Phillies fans within the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game at Citizen Bank Park, as he walked out to take pitcher Zack Wheeler out of the sport. Wheeler had only thrown 78 pitches, allowing no runs, and the fans clearly didn’t approve of the skipper’s decision to drag the ace with the sport still scoreless.
Jose Alvarado, who got here in for Wheeler, got a fast out to finish the inning, however the game remained scoreless past the ninth. Within the tenth, Girardi brought in Brad Hand – who gave up each runs within the 2-1 defeat to finish Texas’ two-game sweep by the Rangers.
The Phillies are actually 11-14 on the season and 121-126 throughout Girardi’s tenure. Philadelphia has the league’s fourth-highest payroll in 2022, but thus far that hasn’t translated to wins.
After the sport, Girardi was asked concerning the team’s mindset because the struggles proceed.
“We’d like to play higher,” Girardi said. “We’d like to search out ways to win games and win series.
Phillies manager Joe Girardi walks back to the dugout after relieving Zack WheelerGetty Images
“They arrive out and so they work hard day-after-day. And so they’re pissed. We’re all upset about this. But they’ve the flexibility to do it, and I think they’re going to do it.”
With Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber anchoring the offense, and Wheeler and Aaron Nola as potent a one-two punch on the mound as you possibly can get, it appears like Girardi could also be approaching put up or shut up time in Philly.