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Rise and Phight: 8/28/2023

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MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s ask a serious question. The Angels are in town, which means the Phillies will be seeing Shohei Ohtani at the plate (not on the mound, thank God). The Phillies need to win every game they play the rest of the season so they can dance in the playoffs again, so these games are important.

Is there any reason to pitch to Ohtani at all during these three games?

With no Mike Trout in tow, the Angels lineup is compromised. Sure, they have a few players having nice seasons, but there isn’t really that huge threat behind Ohtani right now. Wouldn’t it make more sense to deal with those hitters than him? Just a thought.

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