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Now Would Be a Good Time to Wake Up, Bats: Phillies at Braves Game Thread, May 31

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After eight days of sleeping bats, the Phillies suddenly find the red-hot Atlanta Braves right on their tails, only a half-game back. Joe Blanton and Tommy Hanson go head-to-head today in the first game of about as big a series as you can have in May. Since returning from the DL, Blanton has consistently begun his starts well before hitting a wall in the sixth or seventh inning.

Ross Gload and Greg Dobbs are batting 1-2 in today's lineup. It's different, at least.