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Rise and Phight: 4/20/2021

The offense is bad right now

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Bryce Harper is hot right now. That’s a fact.

The rest of the offense is really struggling.

Forget about the runners in scoring position issues they’re having. There have been some bad at bats going around. Some you could expect. For example, in the fourth inning of last night’s game, the Phillies had two men on with nobody out thanks to a walk from Alec Bohm and a double from Jean Segura. Up came Mickey Moniak and Nick Maton, who proceeded to strike out on nasty, nasty splitters from Giants starter Kevin Gausman.

It’s been like this for a bit now and it has to get fixed soon. The Braves are hurting up and down their lineup, and seem ripe for the picking right now. The Mets are playing well, but can be beaten. If the Phillies can start hitting, they can take some games now in the division and build a bit of a lead.

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