Joe DeCamara has had it with this Phillies team.
No, he is not waving the white flag on the season or calling for a massive overhaul, but after the offense once again looked lifeless in another loss, Joe was ready to declare the season no longer young, and Phils are trending dangerously towards missing the postseason just a year after their magical World Series run.
“Maybe the Diamondbacks aren’t a pretender,” Joe said. “Maybe amongst all the other pretenders, one emerges as a real threat…that would be a problem, because I do expect the Mets to play better, I expect the Padres to play better, and while I expect the Phillies to play better, the numbers aren’t looking good right now.”
What frustrated Joe the most was the realization that the rebuilding Nationals are now nipping at the Phillies’ heels in the NL East, which is too much to stomach at this point in the season.
“The Washington Nationals, who freaking stink, they’re in tank mode, they trade Juan Soto last year…they don’t have Scherzer anymore,” Joe said. “The Nationals, who freaking stink, are only a game and a half behind the Phillies. I mean, it is freaking outrageous!
“Everyone is showing up to the ballpark except the players and the manager!”