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Philadelphia: Phillies take crucial win over Padres as playoffs near

Baseball

August 23, 2021
Source: Gregory Bull/AP Photo
Source: Gregory Bull/AP Photo

🏈Eagles: The Eagles took a 35–0 beating from the New England Patriots in preseason action on Thursday, an embarrassing showing even with most of the Birds’ starters on the bench

  • Presumed starting quarterback Jalen Hurts was also out as he was in the hospital with a stomach bug. Thankfully, he returned to practice yesterday, but we’re sure this was a weekend he (and, TBH, all Eagles fans) would like to forget. 

⚾️Phillies: The Phils beat the San Diego Padres 7–4 last night thanks to Rhys Hoskins’ two home runs and J.T. Realmuto’s two-run homer. Fire us up. The victory also brought the Phils a crucial series win as the league races towards playoffs. 

  • Philly has two avenues to a playoff spot: win the National League (NL) East or earn a spot in the NL Wild Card game as one of the top two teams in the NL who did not win their division. 

The Phils are currently five games behind the NL East–leading Atlanta Braves, but they’re now only four games behind the Padres and the Cincinnati Reds, the current Wild Card leaders. Keep on phightin’!