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Rise and Phight: 5/12/2021

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A road win? What’s that?

Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Winning on the road isn’t easy, but it has been done before. Last night, the Phillies suddenly remembered how to do that by taking down the Nationals, 6-2. The game almost wasn’t that way when Joe Girardi made a managerial blunder that almost cost the team but ended up not. In the sixth inning, Girardi decided to not pull Chase Anderson for a pinch hitter with the bases loaded and nobody out. The Phillies wouldn’t score that inning and Anderson immediately gave up two runs to open the sixth for the Nationals, but Sam Coonrod was able to shut it down. It was a decision by Girardi that caused some raised eyebrows, another in a seemingly endless series of decisions by Girardi that are questionable. Luckily, in the end, it didn’t affect the game.

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