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Gameday 2018: Phillies (24-16) at Cardinals (23-17)

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Ah, time for the annual 71-game series in St. Louis. I wrote earlier today about how annoying those series have been for the Phillies, and how they typically foretell the rest of the season.

Of course, in recent years the Phillies haven’t been good. This year is different, as after 40 games the Phils have won 60 percent of contests. That’s one of the top-five rates in baseball. I said early this year that the first quarter of the season had to be successful for the Phils to dream of contention, and so far that’s what’s happened. Now we enter

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