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Philadelphia Phillies @ San Diego Padres

Friday, Aug 15, 2008, 10:05 PM EDT
Petco Park

Jamie Moyer vs Greg Maddux

Mostly clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 75.

Well, if we can't enjoy victory, we can at least enjoy the novelty of watching two of the oldest men alive square off against each other, lobbing 82 MPH heaters and generally being "wily."

Jamie Moyer squares off against Hall of Famer Greg Maddux in the opening game of a three-game set in San Diego.

The Phillies look to rebound off a completely terrible series of games in Los Angeles, where the 1999 All-Stars -- Jeff Kent, Manny Ramirez, and Nomar Garciaparra -- completely emasculated them.

Are we going to look back at the Dodgers of 2008 the way we see the Marlins in 2003, and the Astros in 2005? That team that completely had the Phillies number, and single-handedly kept the Phils out of the playoffs in always heartbreaking fashion, while riding their dominance of the Phillies to a World Series berth? I guess we'll know for sure later this month.


Lineup

Philadelphia Phillies @ San Diego Padres

08/15/08 10:05 PM EDT

Philadelphia Phillies San Diego Padres
Jimmy Rollins - SS Scott Hairston - CF
Shane Victorino - CF Brian Giles - RF
Chase Utley - 2B Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B
Ryan Howard - 1B Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Pat Burrell - LF Chase Headley - LF
Geoff Jenkins - RF Tadahito Iguchi - 2B
Eric Bruntlett - 3B Nick Hundley - C
Carlos Ruiz - C Luis Rodriguez - SS
Jamie Moyer - P Greg Maddux - P