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Game 145 open thread: Pirates at Phillies

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Halfway done this series with the Pirates, can the Phillies ensure at least a split?

Mitchell Leff

Remember the days when almost every game featured a marquee starter? A Halladay, a Lee, a Hamels. Now, when I see the lineup for most games, I sigh and count the days until Hamels pitches again.

That's a long winded and depressing way of saying that tonight's starter is the sorta resurgent Jerome Williams. He's been so much better than expected for most of his time with the Phillies. He's not exciting, and he may not get the job done, but he might!

Today's Lineups

PITTSBURGH PIRATES PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Josh Harrison - 3B Ben Revere - CF
Starling Marte - LF Grady Sizemore - RF
Andrew McCutchen - CF Chase Utley - 2B
Neil Walker - 2B Ryan Howard - 1B
Russell Martin - C Domonic Brown - LF
Travis Snider - RF Cody Asche - 3B
Gaby Sanchez - 1B Wil Nieves - C
Jordy Mercer - SS Freddy Galvis - SS
Vance Worley - RHP Jerome Williams - RHP

Sadly, given what's been happening in the world of sports today and through the week, I don't have much to say that's even remotely positive. So discuss the game in the comments below. And be good to each other.