In the interim, Thomson leads Phillies to brink of playoffs


              FILE - Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson speaks to the media before a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Sept. 21, 2022, in Philadelphia. Thomson has led his team to the brink of the playoffs. The Phillies' magic number is eight as they open a 10-game road trip Tuesday at Wrigley Field. If the Phillies keep their third wild-card spot, it’s off to St. Louis for a best-of-three series played all in Missouri. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
            
              FILE - Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson laughs while speaking to the media before a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Sept. 21, 2022, in Philadelphia. Thomson has led his team to the brink of the playoffs. The Phillies' magic number is eight as they open a 10-game road trip Tuesday at Wrigley Field. If the Phillies keep their third wild-card spot, it’s off to St. Louis for a best-of-three series played all in Missouri. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
            FILE - Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson walks to the clubhouse after the Phillies won a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Aug. 10, 2022, in Philadelphia. Thomson has led his team to the brink of the playoffs. The Phillies' magic number is eight as they open a 10-game road trip Tuesday at Wrigley Field. If the Phillies keep their third wild-card spot, it's off to St. Louis for a best-of-three series played all in Missouri. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) FILE - Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson points to the bullpen during a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Philadelphia. Thomson has led his team to the brink of the playoffs. The Phillies' magic number is eight as they open a 10-game road trip Tuesday at Wrigley Field. If the Phillies keep their third wild-card spot, it's off to St. Louis for a best-of-three series played all in Missouri. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) 
              Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Bailey Falter, right, hands the ball off to manager Rob Thomson, left, as he is pulled during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)