Philadelphia Phillies team president Dave Dombrowski believes in his team, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
“The last few games is the first time, even when we’ve played better earlier in the year, that I felt we were getting close offensively,” Dombrowski said, via The Athletic.
“What are we, 7.5 games behind the Braves? They’ve got a good club. But we have really good starting pitching. When it’s pitching well, it can shut down anybody. We have a really good bullpen, a shutdown bullpen. And our good hitters can hit good pitching as well as anybody when they’re playing well. That’s the key for us. If we can get to that point, once you get in, then you take your chances.”
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Dombrowski believes in the talent on this team. He should, because he’s the one who constructed it.
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