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Rise and Phight: 8/9/2021

I mean, can you believe this?

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MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Can you believe this is happening?

Sure this team is flawed and sure this run isn’t going to last, but by golly this has been an amazing start to August. Winning eight straight games is not something that we necessarily expected, but beating the woeful Nationals in a series should be. Taking two of three from the Mets at home should be something that doesn’t seem so out of place, but it’s the manner in which this team is doing this that is surprising. The comebacks, the power, the bullpen (!) have all contributed to show that maybe we aren’t crazy after all for thinking this team can still go on a run to win.

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