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Rise and Phight: 8/3/2021

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Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

It’s only a matter of time before the Phillies get to the top of the division. The Mets simply do not want to take it, no matter what misfortune the Phillies receive. Their top pitcher may not return until mid-September, their big trade acquisition is still weeks away from returning and their owner didn’t want to spend during the trade deadline to improve the parts of the bullpen that needed improving. This weekend looks like a huge one for both teams.

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