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Game 68 Open Thread: Phillies at Braves

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Shut up, Braves.

Mitchell Leff

The Phillies are facing the Braves again.

Ugh.

There are two good things about tonight, though.

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES ATLANTA BRAVES
Ben Revere - CF Jason Heyward - RF
Jimmy Rollins - SS B.J. Upton - CF
Chase Utley - 2B Freddie Freeman - 1B
Ryan Howard - 1B Evan Gattis - C
Marlon Byrd - RF Justin Upton - LF
Domonic Brown - LF Chris Johnson - 3B
Carlos Ruiz - C Tommy La Stella - 2B
Reid Brignac - 3B A. Simmons - SS
Cole Hamels - LHP Julio Teheran - RHP

1. Cole Hamels is starting.

2. The Phillies are only 6.5 games out of first place. Think about how shitty they've been playing lately, and they're only 6.5 games behind the first place Braves. Do I think the Phillies can really catch them? No. But I'd like them to ruin the Braves' day a little bit. Stop them from going to the playoffs.

Yes, I'll say it right here, right now. I'm rooting for the Marlins or the Mets to win the NL East.

Discuss the game in the comments below.