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Jo-Jo Reyes, Your Life is Calling: Braves at Phillies, 9/24/08

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Atlanta Braves
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2008, 7:05 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park

Jo-Jo Reyes vs Brett Myers

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 65.

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The Phillies close the season series against the Atlanta Braves, hoping fervently for one last victory.

The Braves send the hilariously named Jo-Jo Reyes to the mound against Brett Myers, who hopefully won't self-immolate (Jo-Jo Dancer style) like he did last week against Florida (4 IP, 10 ER, zOMG).

The implications of this game are pretty huge. The Phillies have an off-day tomorrow so you have to think the lingering taste of defeat over that stretch could have some undesireable effects. Given the likelihood of at least one rainout this weekend for the Phillies and the Mets, a win here would increase the chance that a theoretical make-up game on Sunday or Monday would be irrelevant to the postseason seedings and could just be cancelled, allowing for a rested pitching staff. A victory here would put enormous pressure on the Mets and Brewers and would give the Phillies a pretty clear shot at the post-season if they can win one of three against Washington. Nothing is assumed, however. That's why they play the games, etc.

Go to it, fellas.

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