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Phillies improve to 7-0 since firing Joe Girardi as Rhys Hoskins hits two homers in win over Diamondbacks

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks by a 7-5 final (box score) on Friday night, evening their record to 29-29 and extending their winning streak to eight games in a row, including seven since firing manager Joe Girardi. (Girardi's former bench coach, Rob Thomson, has and will continue to serve as the club's interim skipper.)
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The Phillies are doing the impossible since firing Joe Girardi

It was clearly all Joe Girardi’s fault. The once-scuffling Phillies have reignited their season with four straight wins since firing Girardi on Friday. The previous two victories have come in a most improbable fashion. On Sunday, they rallied from a 6-2 deficit to win on a Bryson Stott walkoff home run against the Angels. It was a game that coincidentally helped push Los Angeles — in the midst of a 13-game losing streak — into firing Joe Maddon on Tuesday afternoon. Afterwards, it appeared Bryce Harper took a little dig at Girardi, who has been replaced by Rob Thomson. “I’m so happy for [Stott], man,” Harper...
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The next MLB manager on the hot seat — and the ones getting warmer — after Joe Girardi firing

His first name is Joe. He was hired with a World Series title on his record. He beat out Buck Showalter for the position to manage a big-market, big-payroll club that simply has been incapable of making the playoffs. Joe Maddon has much in common with Joe Girardi, including that he now replaces the fired Girardi as the manager on the hottest seat in the sport. Girardi was the first manager dismissed in 2022, losing his position with the disjointed, dispirited Phillies last week. Who else is in peril? The hottest seat 1. Joe Maddon, Angels. Through May 24, the Angels were 27-17 and...
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