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Rise and Phight: 6/18/2021

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After an off day, the Phillies head to San Francisco to take on the surprising Giants

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It’s possible that Gabe Kapler has become Terry Francona, part two. The one where a guy gets his first managerial job, is pretty horrible at it, goes to a different team and turns into a genius. There isn’t much denying that what Kapler has done in San Francisco this season has been astonishing. He’s not the one on the field, of course, but the Giants were in the thick of the playoff chase last season as well, getting eliminated on the final day of the season, so he has some influence on the team. There’s nothing wrong with not liking the guy, but admitting that he is doing good things there. The Phillies certainly have their hands full this weekend.

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