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Gamethread 8/8: Mets at Phillies

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Can they sweep this series?

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

Imagine a few weeks ago if I had told you that not only would the Phillies be in first place, guaranteed, when the Dodgers roll into town on Tuesday.

Imagine that I had told you it was because the Phillies swept the Nationals and took a huge series from the Mets.

Would you have believed me?

Today, the Phillies go for a sweep against the Mets with their ace on the mound in a matchup that feels ripe for a letdown (but probably won’t happen). Here are the lineups. For the Phillies:

On a day where they are retiring one ace’s number, their current ace looks to close out an incredibly entertaining series against the Mets.

For those Mets:

The Mets send out Taijuan Walker to face the Phillies, making today an exceptional pitching matchup.

Let’s talk about it.