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Rise and Phight: 8/4/2021

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Two big wins and now they’re closer to the division lead than they ever have been since the beginning of the season

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

This National League East, man.

Does anyone want to win it?

Thanks to two wins in Washington and two losses by the Mets, the Phillies suddenly find themselves 1 12 games back in the division. It’s definitely cause for excitement, but you’ll have to excuse us if we’re still a little pessimistic around here. If I recall correctly, the team looked great out of the All-Star break and looked like they were going to make a run only to fall straight on their face. We’re excited, no doubt, but we have been burned a little too much, especially with this team. Just when you think they might look ready to start winning games, they reel off a streak where they lose four of five. The schedule looks a little easier this second half, so maybe they do have a final charge in them. Who knows.

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