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Game 153 Open Thread: Phillies at Marlins

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TEN. GAMES. LEFT.

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I can see it! I can see the light at the end of this long tunnel! It looks so warm and inviting and beautiful. I can't wait to get there. And it just ten games, we will be. TEN GAMES.

Of course, I would prefer if they weren't all like last night's game, which saw Ken Giles blow his first save of the season. It's OK, Kenny. It happens! And the fact that it didn't happen to you until last night? That just speaks to what kind of pitcher you are. We still love you! Hell, you're the reason Jonathan Papelbon is being a dick on another team right now, so I'll love you FOREVER.

It's time for today's Sesame Street clip. Yay!

This is, quite simply, the greatest 45 seconds anyone has ever committed to tape. It has no reason to exist other than to teach children about aardvarks and to make adults everywhere happy because IT'S A SONG ABOUT AARDVARKS FROM THE FIRST PERSON PERSPECTIVE. FIND ME SOMETHING BETTER THAN THAT, I DARE YOU. This song contains the lyrics "I'm an aardvark, fierce and free! I'm an aardvark standing bravely!" What is this aardvark standing bravely against? WHO CARES. HE IS STANDING BRAVELY, NOT TO MENTION FIERCELY AND FREELY. GOD I LOVE THIS SONG. IT IS GLORIOUS AND I LOVE IT.

Here are today's lineups, but they will pale in comparison to the song about the proud aardvark.

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES MIAMI MARLINS
Freddy Galvis - SS Dee Gordon - 2B
Brian Bogusevic - RF Ichiro Suzuki - RF
Odubel Herrera - CF Christian Yelich - LF
Darin Ruf - 1B Justin Bour - 1B
Andres Blanco - 2B Marcell Ozuna - CF
Cody Asche - 3B Derek Dietrich - 3B
Cameron Rupp - C J.T. Realmuto - C
Aaron Altherr - LF Miguel Rojas - SS
Alec Asher - RHP Jarred Cosart - RHP

In this lineup, the player who personifies the aardvark as described in this song (proud, happy, terrific, fierce, free, standing bravely, tough, smart, strong, all mentioned in the song lyrics) is clearly Odubel Herrera. That's right, I'm saying it! Odubel Herrera is the Phillies' Sesame Street aardvark!

Discuss the game in the comments below.