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Phillies push past Pirates 12-3 and NY Mets in for the weekend

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Is Rhys back? He showed some improvement last night at the plate

The Phillies finished the series with the Pittsburgh Pirates strong, with a 12-3 win last night. The team finally scored some runners in scoring position, as you can see by the stat 8-22 with RISP, the Phils could have scored a whole lot more last night.

Pitching held up their part as well, as Vince Velasquez earned his 6th win in a Phillies uniform this year behind his 7 losses.

Rhys Hoskins got a couple hits last night, a double and a triple to again break out of his drought. Corey Dickerson went 1-5 last night and left 5 runners on base. Cesar Hernandez went 3-5 with 3 RBI’s on the night, bringing his BA to .284 on the season.

Bryce Harper went 2-4 with 1 RBI, his BA is at .255 – as the Phillies as a team banged out 17 H on the night total to their 12 run explosion.

What will the team do against the Mets, the NY Mets have surged in the last few weeks but ran into some tougher opponents in the Chicago Cubs, but the Mets have a 27-14 second half record to show for themselves. They have re-energized the Mets fan base, and have given Mets fans a new reason to like baseball again in New York.

The Mets have a 4-9 record against the Phillies this year so far though, will the Phils be able to continue this dominance? The NY Mets have had a 15-9 August, and still have an outside chance to win a playoff spot.

Off day today on Thursday, and the series with the Mets starts on Friday night.

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