Rob Thomson Makes MLB History During Phillies' Resurgence
The Philadelphia Phillies have looked like a completely different ball club under interim manager Rob Thomson. Moving on from Joe Girardi has appeared to a light a fire under this team, which has gone 14-2 under Thomson so far.
This resurgence has led to some MLB history for Thomson.
The 58-year-old has become the first National League manager in the modern era to win 14 of his 16 games. He joins Joe Morgan and Alex Cora, who both pulled this off with the Boston Red Sox, as the only skippers ever to accomplish this feat since 1900.
Thomson's tenure kicked off with an eight-game winning streak, and the Phillies currently own another five-game winning streak heading into Sunday's contest against the Washington Nationals. The Canadian interim skipper has earned praise from opposing managers and shown no hesitations in making major decisions on the team as he looks to turn things around.
If Philadelphia keeps this up, Thomson could shed that interim tag in no time. For now, the red-hot Phillies sit 1.5 games back of the NL Wild Card and own +1300 odds to win the NL East, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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