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Game 98 Open Thread: Phillies at Cubs

Welcome to your... late Friday afternoon game? The Cubs are weird.

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The Phillies ended their Rays series with a flourish two days ago, winning the series on a walk-off from Odubel Herrera. Fun times! And normally, facing the Cubs would be a great way to follow that up, because until recently the Cubs were bad. But a funny thing has happened: a bunch of their young prospects have come up and the team has improved. Go figure!

Today's Lineups

Cesar Hernandez - 2B Dexter Fowler - CF
Ben Revere - CF Kris Bryant - 3B
Maikel Franco - 3B Anthony Rizzo - 1B
Jeff Francoeur - RF Jorge Soler - RF
Darin Ruf - 1B Chris Coghlan - LF
Freddy Galvis - SS Starlin Castro - SS
Cody Asche - LF David Ross - C
Cameron Rupp - C Jon Lester - LHP
Jerome Williams - RHP Addison Russell - 2B

Fun fact: the Cubs have a player named Kris Bryant who is the handsomest player in all of baseball. YES I'M LAYING DOWN THE GAUNTLET. WHO WANTS TO FIGHT ME ON THAT?!

Discuss the game in the comments below.