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Game 150 Open Thread: Phillies at Braves

Let's all think of some words that start with the letter F. I've got one I've got one!

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The best thing I can say about the previous two games is at least the Phillies weren't blown out by pathetically abysmal Braves. But then again, the Phillies have lost the last two games against the Braves, so I may want to be careful which team I call pathetically abysmal. The Phillies have scored a total of two run over the last two games. That's... well if that's not pathetically abysmal, I'm not sure what is.

A loss today would open a four game gap between the Phillies and the Braves for the number one draft pick in 2016. And I can deal with a loss. I've dealt with them all season, I'm an old pro. What I can't deal with is another game with five hits or less and fewer than two runs scored. Please, Phillies offense, please score three runs today. Or get a bunch of hits. Or do just about anything to show us that you're alive. My sanity is counting on you, Phillies offense.

This Sesame Street clip seemed absolutely perfect for today.

There is so much upheaval and infighting among the flea family performers! Feuds! Fights! Flights! And many other F words! But hmmm... They're missing one important F word. It's a very important F word. It's my favorite F word. It's an F word that I most certainly didn't learn from Sesame Street, or from this charming bit. I'm resisting the urge to record my own audio for this amazing little animated letter-learning segment, audio that would feature my favorite F word. I could, but I shouldn't. And I won't.


Today's Lineups

Freddy Galvis - 2B Michael Bourn - RF
Aaron Altherr - LF Hector Olivera - 3B
Odubel Herrera - CF Freddie Freeman - 1B
Jeff Francoeur - RF Adonis Garcia - LF
Andres Blanco - SS Cameron Maybin - CF
Darin Ruf - 1B Andrelton Simmons - SS
Cameron Rupp - C Jace Peterson - 2B
Cody Asche - 3B Christian Bethancourt - C
Aaron Nola - RHP Julio Teheran - RHP

It's Aaron Nola day, everyone! I love Aaron Nola day. Aaron Nola almost makes me forget that the Phillies offense will have trouble mustering even a run to support him against Julio Teheran and the Braves. Give Cole Hamels a call, Aaron. He can tell you all about it.

Discuss the game in the comments below.