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Game 24 Open Thread: Phillies at Marlins

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More Marlins means more of The Mighty Giancarlo Stanton.

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I'd get upset that the Phillies are facing the Marlins again -- they played the Fish at home just over a week ago -- but that would mean getting upset about seeing The Mighty Giancarlo Stanton. And that would be wrong. So, so wrong.

I mean, come on:

Look at that glorious, glorious man. And he's just smiling in that picture! When he's hitting a baseball he's somehow even more alluring! Trust me.

Speaking of alluring, I bet Chase Utley's glad April is over, because woof. What a terrible month for him. Hopefully the turning of the calendar will do... something.

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES MIAMI MARLINS
Ben Revere - LF Dee Gordon - 2B
Odubel Herrera - CF Martin Prado - 3B
Chase Utley - 2B Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Ryan Howard - 1B Marcell Ozuna - CF
Grady Sizemore - RF Mike Morse - 1B
Cody Asche - 3B J.T. Realmuto - C
Carlos Ruiz - C Ichiro Suzuki - LF
Freddy Galvis - SS Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Jerome Williams - RHP Tom Koehler - RHP

Hey look! It's The Withered Husk of Grady Sizemore! Who knew withered husks could hold bats and use gloves. Grady Sizemore: educating the world about withered husks every day.

The Marlins are inching their way back to .500 after winning seven of their last nine games, and the Phillies are just hoping they don't fuck up too badly tonight. That was not a pleasant series in St. Louis, so let's keep the expectations low and the goals incredibly attainable. Uh, I mean, go team!

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