The Midday Show: Rob Thomson's lack of answers making Phillies struggles even worse


Rob Thomson left Joe Giglio and Hugh Douglas feeling frustrated with some of his postgame answers following Wednesday night’s loss to the Mets.

Or, more specifically, Thomson’s lack of answers when asked what has gone wrong for the team and what can be done to turn things around.

“Rob Thomson is starting to strike me as someone saying, ‘I don’t know what to do to fix this team,’” Joe said.

Thomson was asked about the struggles of Aaron Nola, to which he did not provide an answer, which Joe said wasn’t a good look for the manager in his first full season at the helm.

“There has to be a reason,” Joe said. “All he has to say there is, ‘We have to correct it, we’ll do it in the bullpen sessions.’ I don’t know is not an answer.”

Rob also gave an “I’m not sure” when asked what could be done to prevent the season from spiraling out of control given the team’s current hitting slump, and while Hugh didn’t have an issue with that specific response, he says Thomson’s overall lack of answers is not something that will help turn the season around.

“When it seems like you don’t have a clue, that doesn’t instill confidence in the locker room,” Hugh said. “Especially with a team where, collectively, everybody’s slumping.”

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