Joe Girardi doesn’t worry about job security despite Philadelphia Phillies growing NL East deficit

Phillies Joe Girardi, manager of Philadelphia, says he's not worried about his job security in the midst of a losing stretch that has left Philadelphia 10.5 points behind. New York Mets The National League East.

The Phillies lost 10 of their previous 14 games. They also ended their seven-game trip in disappointing fashion Sunday night when they surrendered a lead in the ninth. 5-4 walk-off loss To the rival Mets, which swept the weekend series and improved their record to 9-3 against Philadelphia.

Girardi is currently in the last year of his three-year agreement with Philadelphia. He said that the loss was “extremely frustrating”, but insisted that he's not thinking about his future.

Girardi stated that “I don't worry too much about my job.” “I have never worried about what my job is.” My job doesn't concern me. I've got to do my job. It's part of the job as a manager. It's not something I worry about.”

Despite a payroll of $233 million, the Phillies are currently 21-27. It is fourth in the majors and a roster that includes 2021 NL MVPs. Bryce Harper, star catcher J.T. Realmuto, ace pitchers Zack Wheeler And Aaron Nola, and for newcomers who are free-agent Nick Castellanos And Kyle Schwarber.

The Phillies are closer to last place than they were in preseason, despite lofty expectations. Nationals After a 2-5 road trip which saw two walk-off losses, (18-31) were in the NL East.

Philadelphia led 4-3 with Castellanos' home run, but it was struggling to catch up. Corey Knebel surrendered Nick PlummerThe game-tying homer of's in the ninth was and Eduardo EscobarGame-winning single by's in the 10th.

Harper said, “Good teams do not do that.” “Getting walked out twice in games that we should have won. It's difficult — big homers, big homers, and losing. It's crushing.”

Hours later, the loss was devastating the Philadelphia Inquirer published a report Multiple Phillies players thought that there was a lack of energy this season.

Castellanos said to the Inquirer that he doesn’t know how to describe the energy right now, but it’s clearly not where it should be. However, a veteran pitcher. Kyle Gibson Have you ever wondered if Phillies players are overwhelmed by “expectations?”

Gibson stated that it looked like people aren't having fun due to high expectations. It's easy to tell someone that they won a game but are still 10 games away from where they want to be. This attitude must be reversed.

Girardi however stated that there is “fight in the room” after Sunday's loss, citing Castellanos’ home run. Wheeler, who allowed just one earned run in six innings on Sunday, said that he was confident that the Phillies have enough talent and will turn around their season.

Wheeler stated that they must continue to fight and grind. “Hopefully things will change soon. It must happen soon. I think everyone knows that. All of us know the potential talent we have. All we have to do is try.”

Monday's opener of a three game series against the Phillies will see the Phillies returning home. San Francisco Giants Gabe Kapler, former manager

Harper said that the Phillies should “turn the pages as quickly as possible” following Sunday's defeat and “get at San Fran” to close the 10.5-game gap in the NL East.

Harper stated, “It's quite a lot.” Harper said, “Everybody knows this. It is up to us to be there every day, ready to play. It's not over until we play 162.

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