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The Evening Redness in the West: Brewers at Phillies, Game Thread, May 31, 2013

"Whoever scores runs without my permission, scores runs without my consent." - Cole "The Judge" Hamels

"He never sleeps, Uncle Charlie.  He is dancing, dancing.  He says that he will never die."
"He never sleeps, Uncle Charlie. He is dancing, dancing. He says that he will never die."

So, there are a few things to know about this game and about this series. First, it's a fairly important series (as they all are these days) for the Phillies, as a sweep would get them above 500 for the first time since it'd have mattered. Second, the Brewers are 5-22 over their last 27 games, so this isn't at all crazy to hope for. And third, the Brewers still have some hella good players in Ryan Braun, Jean Segura, and Carlos Gomez. And a bunch of guys who could conveniently come out of slumps just in time to ruin our day.

So instead of dwelling on that, I'm just going to quote Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian, without context, to get you in the mood.

"He looked about at the dark forest in which they were bivouacked. He nodded toward the specimens he'd collected. These anonymous creatures, he said, may seem little or nothing in the world. Yet the smallest crumb can devour us. Any smallest thing beneath yon rock out of men's knowing. Only nature can enslave man and only when the existence of each last entity is routed out and made to stand naked before him will he be properly suzerain of the earth."

Discuss nature and the rule of man below.

Current Series

3 game series vs Brewers @ Citizens Bank Park

Milwaukee Brewers
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park

Yovani Gallardo vs Cole Hamels

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

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Yovani Gallardo

#49 / Pitcher / Milwaukee Brewers





Feb 27, 1986

Cole Hamels

#35 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies





Dec 27, 1983