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Rise and Phight: 6/2/2021

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What the heck was that?

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

There is a land of mystery, where base hits and walks and extra base hits flow freely. A place where only a few teams can find with regularity while the rest of the league wanders aimlessly through a barren wilderness of infield shifts and strikeouts. The Phillies were one of those teams, moving from place to place like a nomad, picking up their belongings and placing them down in places like “14 strikeouts in a game” or “2 for 10 with runners in scoring position”. Last night, though, the Phillies stumbled onto this mysterious oasis, pounding out 17 runs against a not too bad pitcher. Whether or not they choose to stay in this miraculous place is completely up to them.

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