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Game 41 Open Thread: Phillies at Rockies

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One would think you could only go down from here, but... Aaron Harang.

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Revere on the trading block! Kyle Kendrick openly weeping in front of a Phillies beat writer! These are the turbulent days of May, when baseball's intensity sizzles like Kyle Kendrick's tears on the sidewalk.

Tonight, we are on the verge of thoughtless analysts looking for something to talk about using the phrase "Are the Phillies for real?" Seven wins in a row would be something, and those of us who follow the team know that the likelihood of it being something meaningful are extraordinarily slim. But that doesn't make it any less fun to watch when Revere makes a diving catch or Odubel Herrera laces a clutch double.

With Aaron Harang on the mound, the Phillies have a good chance at beating a dead-in-the-eyes Rockies team.

Starting for Colorado is "Chad Bettis." I don't know who "Chad Bettis" is. He doesn't matter.

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES COLORADO ROCKIES
Ben Revere - LF Charlie Blackmon - CF
Freddy Galvis - SS Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Grady Sizemore - RF Carlos Gonzalez - RF
Ryan Howard - 1B Nolan Arenado - 3B
Maikel Franco - 3B Wilin Rosario - 1B
Chase Utley - 2B Nick Hundley - C
Odubel Herrera - CF Rafael Ynoa - LF
Carlos Ruiz - C Chad Bettis - RHP
Aaron Harang - RHP DJ LeMahieu - 2B