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Game 36 Open Thread: Diamondbacks at Phillies

Where will you be for the dawn of the Maikel Franco Era?

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

All day today leading up to this game, the Phillies and baseball provided us with twist after twist:

Maikel Franco will be playing third base!

Yasmany Tomas will not be playing!

Maikel Franco will be hitting fifth!

Chase Utley will be hitting sixth!

Wow, what a thrill ride! Combine those marginally interesting things with that one interesting thing, along with a Chad Billingsley start, a visit from The Mountain That Rides, Ender Inciarte's return to Citizens Bank Park, and the chance to win three games in a row (is that even allowed?!?), and you've got one hell of a baseball match!

Today's Lineups

Ender Inciarte - RF Ben Revere - LF
A.J. Pollock - CF Freddy Galvis - SS
Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Grady Sizemore - RF
David Peralta - LF Ryan Howard - 1B
Chris Owings - 2B Maikel Franco - 3B
Cliff Pennington - 3B Chase Utley - 2B
Tuffy Gosewisch - C Odubel Herrera - CF
Nick Ahmed - SS Carlos Ruiz - C
Chase Anderson - RHP Chad Billingsley - RHP