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SportWatch: Bryce Harper takes responsibility for Phillies firing coach

01:55  14 august  2019
01:55  14 august  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Bryce Harper homers twice, Phillies break out for 11 runs to rout Cubs in Charlie Manuel’s first game as hitting coach

Bryce Harper homers twice, Phillies break out for 11 runs to rout Cubs in Charlie Manuel’s first game as hitting coach J.T. Realmuto stepped on home plate, traded celebratory jabs to the gut with Rhys Hoskins and high-fived his other waiting teammates. And all around them, Citizens Bank Park rocked with a two-syllable chant that surely went straight through your television set and into your living room. "Char-lie! Char-lie!" The place hadn't been so loud since, well, since when? At least since the season's opening weekend when the Phillies, so full of hope and promise, swept three games from the Atlanta Braves. No, this felt even louder. This felt as loud as the days when Charlie Manuel was here in uniform and Cole Hamels stood atop the mound.

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The Philadelphia Phillies made a drastic move on Tuesday as they battle to remain relevant in the National League playoff race.

Watch: Bryce Harper takes responsibility for Phillies firing coach© D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia fired hitting coach John Mallee and replaced him with former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. It was a surprising late-summer move from the organization.

In talking about the moves, star Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper decided to place some of the blame on himself.

Technically, Harper is not wrong. He heads into Tuesday’s action hitting just .250 with a .372 on-base percentage. Harper also leads the National League with a whopping 137 strikeouts.

As a team, the Phillies rank 12th in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage and ninth in the NL in runs scored.

Something had to be done with Philadelphia boasting a 60-58 record and having lost seven of its past 10 games. Mallee ultimately became the fall guy. Harper appears to recognize this.

MLB: Phillies go old school by bringing back 75-year-old Charlie Manuel.
The Phillies, who have slipped in the standings, have turned to former manager and 75-year-old Charlie Manuel in hopes to reviving the offense.

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