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Game 40 Open Thread: Phillies at Rockies

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One terrible NL West team wasn't so hard, how bad could an injury-riddled one be?

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A week or so into the season, the Rockies are fun to watch. Look at Troy Tulowitzki! Look at Carlos Gonzalez! Remember when Charlie Blackmon went 5-for-5 on opening day? Was that this year? Did that happen?

Anyways, at some point, the supercharged Rockies plummet back to the earth, shattering their bones and decimating their bodies. Tulowitzki, a respected specimen league-wide, makes you wonder where his MVP award is, and then reminds you by missing a few months to a gaping head wound. Carlos Gonzalez's bones are hollow. Everybody cringes when Justin Morneau does anything, on the field or not.

They're not fragile, they're just injury prone, and when that proneness shows its head, the Rockies deflate, and, well. They're deflating.

And, so on.

Don't feel bad. The Rockies put Kyle Kendrick on the mound opening day. The Phillies will see every starting pitcher over this four-game set except KK, somehow, but with a sweep of the Diamondbacks and a five-game win streak behind them, what can't these Phillies do?!

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES COLORADO ROCKIES
Ben Revere - LF Charlie Blackmon - LF
Freddy Galvis - SS Nolan Arenado - 3B
Grady Sizemore - RF Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Ryan Howard - 1B Carlos Gonzalez - RF
Maikel Franco - 3B Wilin Rosario - 1B
Chase Utley - 2B Nick Hundley - C
Odubel Herrera - CF Drew Stubbs - CF
Carlos Ruiz - C DJ LeMahieu - 2B
Cole Hamels - LHP Jordan Lyles - RHP