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Game Thread 8/16: Padres at Phillies

Oooooooooooooooh boy.

Chicago Cubs v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Phillies swept the Cubs last night, on the grand slam that the team has needed for probably about eight weeks. It was the kind of moment that this season has been criminally short on, and sure, it may lead to more cool things. But for now, let us bask in the glory of a fully worked-up Bryce Harper who, if fully weaponized, could drag the Phillies into the postseason by his teeth. And if not, hey, they can’t take that grand slam away.

Tonight we get a good look at the Padres, a team on which Fernando Tatis, Jr. has been massively entertaining. Let’s see how the Phillies look against another beatable team.