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Rise and Phight: 4/15/2021

At least today won’t be too taxing

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MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It’s a long season. With the Phillies playing 162 games this season, there isn’t nearly the urgency that there was last year with the 60 game sprint. We’re only 12 games in, so with 150 left, there really is no need to panic. However, there is a certain sense of doom when it comes to the offense. John Stolnis wrote about how the offense is the reason for this mii-slide of the team and after watching that performance last night, it’s hard to disagree with him. No one really looks like they are seeing the ball well, nor do they look like they have good timing.

Of course, we could attribute this to having played the Braves and Mets in back to back series twice already. The teams know each other and the weaknesses, so they could have altered gameplans against the Phillies rather quickly. Can’t chalk all the struggles up to that, but it could be an explanation.

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