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Former Phillies manager Gabe Kapler says Giants fought hard

Last fall, the Philadelphia Phillies parted ways with Gabe Kapler after two seasons and replaced him with 2009 World Series-winning manager Joe Girardi. Kapler went on to replace fellow championship-winning skipper Bruce Bochy, of the San Francisco Giants.

As it turns out, neither Girardi nor Kapler helped lift their new team to the postseason in year one, as the National League Central’s St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers wound up snagging the final two National League postseason spots — although Kapler’s Giants did finish with one more win (29) than Girardi’s Phillies (28).