Kris Bryant is tagged out at the plate in an exciting play last night in the dramatic Phillies win 7-5 over the Cubs
After the All-Star Break the Phillies looked like a different team, they were winning with regularity and it seemed like they might be out to salvage this brutal season. A few weeks later, they returned to their losing ways. In the last few weeks, all they've seemed to do is lose, culminating with dropping a doubleheader to the Cubs on Friday evening.
Last night before the game, it was reported that manager, Pete Mackanin, met with the team in a closed door meeting. He stressed the fact that many of these players are auditioning for a spot on next year's team, and to go out and try their best on every play.
That advice might have worked.
The Phillies took a late innings lead 5-1 in the game against the Cubs last night, but had to rally back to win the game after our shakey bullpen gave up the lead, to a 7-5 win with a heroic homerun walk-off by Cody Asche. It seems like Cody Asche is a man without a position anymore on this ballclub, but he just plays on. He wants to do whatever it is to help this team win.
What will come of Cody Asche, Darin Ruf, and other players that have recently come up onto this team to make an impact.
Those answers can only be something that we'll know when it happens, for now though this Phillies team has shown bright spots between very dark times in 2015 for this franchise. The true fans will hang in, and just know that someday this team will be more successful.