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Game Thread 8/2: White Sox at Phillies

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The Phillies continue their stretch of winnable games against a White Sox team 14 games under .500.

Chicago White Sox v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Phillies have not been the worst. This is an unarguable fact. And now, after winning a series against the Giants, they’ll play a not-good AL Central team and hope that, as they hopefully rack up a few wins, those ahead of them in the standings get dropped a few pegs. But who knows, with this team. It’ll be quite the weekend as Jason Vargas makes his Phillies debut tonight, followed by an Aaron Nola start on Saturday night, and Drew Smyly pitching the Sunday matinee.