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Game 2 Open Thread: Red Sox at Phillies

Please prepare yourselves for more Phillies baseball.

But not in the way you think.
But not in the way you think.
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I hope you're ready for more Phillies baseball, because there's no stopping it. It's coming and there's nothing we can do.

Welcome to game 2 of 162!

Today's Lineups

Mookie Betts - CF Ben Revere - CF
Dustin Pedroia - 2B Carlos Ruiz - C
Pablo Sandoval - 3B Chase Utley - 2B
Hanley Ramirez - LF Ryan Howard - 1B
Mike Napoli - 1B Darin Ruf - LF
Daniel Nava - RF Cody Asche - 3B
Ryan Hanigan - C Jeff Francoeur - RF
Xander Bogaerts - SS Freddy Galvis - SS
Rick Porcello - RHP Aaron Harang - RHP

Tonight the number two starters face off. Newly extended Rick Porcello (read more about him and his contract extension at Over the Monster, SB Nation's excellent Red Sox site) will take the mound against the Phillies' number two starter, Aaron Harang. This is his first start with the Phillies, but I think it's safest if we temper our expectations a little bit. Let's not expect too much out of Aaron Harang. Yes, I just wrote that sentence as if people expect big things out of Aaron Harang.

Tonight's lineup looks a little different than Monday's. Ben Revere is in center and Odubel "Kicky" Herrera is sitting today. Carlos Ruiz has been moved to the two spot. Darin Ruf is actually playing, and so is Jeff Francoeur for some reason. I guess that reason is that he's on the Phillies. Why is he on the Phillies? If you know why, please let me know in the comments. Did he win a bet? Or lose one? Did the Phillies lose a bet? Did they think they were signing someone else? Or maybe they thought it was 2007! Please let something like that be the reason.

The Phillies are looking to earn their first win of the season. It could be tonight! I hope it's tonight.

Discuss the game in the comments below.