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Game 88 Open Thread: Phillies at Pirates

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Maybe today the Phillies will try winning.

"Geez, I'm hitting like crap. How about you?" "Yup, I'm hitting like crap. I'm really bad right now."
"Geez, I'm hitting like crap. How about you?" "Yup, I'm hitting like crap. I'm really bad right now."
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Phillies and the Pirates will play the final game of this series this afternoon, as AJ Burnett faces off against his friend and former teammate Jeff Locke on this lovely Sunday. Though I guess many of the guys on the Pirates are Burnett's former teammates, since he played there last year.

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Ben Revere - CF Gregory Polanco - RF
Cesar Hernandez - 2B Josh Harrison - LF
Jimmy Rollins - SS A. McCutchen - CF
Marlon Byrd - RF Neil Walker - 2B
John Mayberry - 1B Russell Martin - C
Cody Asche - 3B Ike Davis - 1B
Domonic Brown - LF Pedro Alvarez - 3B
Cameron Rupp - C Jordy Mercer - SS
A.J. Burnett - RHP Jeff Locke - LHP

It's a gorgeous day and there's baseball to watch. Yes, it's the Phillies, but it's still baseball! And I love baseball. We all love baseball. So let's focus on that. Baseball!

Yes, during this extended period of Phillies suckitude, it's about the little things. Baseball. Sunlight. Warm weather. This beer I'm drinking. I'm drinking a Harpoon UFO Big Squeeze Shandy. What are you drinking this fine day? Share your beverage choice and discuss the game in the comments below.