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Rise and Phight: 9/2/2021

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Lousy hurricane, ruining our team’s off day

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Rainouts are no fun, but there are some positives to find in yesterday’s postponement. J.T. Realmuto was allowed another day to rest his shoulder and ankle, meaning he could be back in the lineup behind the plate or at first base. Though they have come through for them, the team is exposed with players like Jorge Bonifacio, Freddy Galvis and Rafael Marchan in the lineup. The extra day means the team could have not only Realmuto back, but also have Didi Gregorius back from the paternity list.

These moves are depending on a lot of things (Realmuto’s healthy, Gregorius wanting to return before he’s absolutely supposed to), but that’s what the off day gives the Phillies. A chance to get some rest for those weary bodies and get them ready for the stretch run about to happen.

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