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Game 84 Open Thread: Phillies at Braves

WHERE IS BEN REVERE. WHERE IS HE.

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Phillies need to win today to avoid being swept in two straight series. They need to win today to avoid losing nine of their last ten games. They need to win today to win their first game in a calendar week.

But let's face it. They need to win today to prevent many of us from going insane.

Of course, needing them to win doesn't mean they're actually going to win. The bats have come out a little recently, mostly when the opposing team has scored a buttload of runs and the Phillies don't have a prayer of catching up. When a pitcher like Adam Morgan or today's starter Cole Hamels turns in a great performance, the bats are quiet.

Poor Cole Hamels. Let's see who's backing him up today.

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES ATLANTA BRAVES
Odubel Herrera - CF Jace Peterson - 2B
Cesar Hernandez - 2B Cameron Maybin - CF
Maikel Franco - 3B Nick Markakis - RF
Ryan Howard - 1B Chris Johnson - 1B
Carlos Ruiz - C A.J. Pierzynski - C
Cody Asche - LF Pedro Ciriaco - 3B
Freddy Galvis - SS Jonny Gomes - LF
Domonic Brown - RF Andrelton Simmons - SS
Cole Hamels - LHP Shelby Miller - RHP

Seriously, where the hell is Ben Revere? Did he kill Mackanin's dog? Did he poo in Ruben Amaro's pool? Because unless he's hurt there's no reason he's not in the lineup. It's insane to sit him. Whatever hot streak he was on has probably cooled off. Not that it matters to this ragtag team of below zero non-heroes, but if the Phillies want to trade Ben Revere maybe they want to get off their high moral horse about whatever unwritten rule he's broken and PUT HIM IN THE GODDAMN LINEUP.

MY PATIENCE WITH THIS TEAM IS RAPIDLY WANING. AHHHHHHHHH.

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