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Lords of the Rings: Braves at Phillies, April 8, 2009

The Phillies go for their first win of the season this afternoon against the visiting Braves, but not until they get their World Series Championship rings in a ceremony set to start around 2:15 p.m.

Joe Blanton takes the hill for the Philadelphia Phillies in his first official game since Game Four of the World Series, when he stymied the Rays' bats with his arm, and slammed them with his bat, with the first World Series home run for a pitcher in over 30 years. The mercurial Javier Vazquez, attempting yet another career reinvention in Atlanta, goes for the Braves.

Just one win would be nice before the Phillies hit the road tonight for a three game set in Colorado.