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Game Thread 4/14: Phillies at Nationals

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How will things go this time?

New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Am I the only one who’s afraid right now? I’m afraid. Afraid of the Nationals. The Phillies nearly swept them a mere week ago, and it was glorious, but something tells me the Nats are angry and are seeking vengeance.

To the lineups!

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Cesar Hernandez - 2B Adam Eaton - CF
Howie Kendrick - LF Anthony Rendon - 3B
Odubel Herrera - CF Bryce Harper - RF
Maikel Franco - 3B Daniel Murphy - 2B
Michael Saunders - RF Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Tommy Joseph - 1B Jayson Werth - LF
Cameron Rupp - C Matt Wieters - C
Freddy Galvis - SS Wilmer Difo - SS
Aaron Nola - RHP Stephen Strasburg - RHP

I’ll tell you one thing: I’m ready to see more Aaron Nola, especially after his last start. But Stephen Strasburg had a great start last time, too. This could very well be scary.

The Phillies seem ready and willing to fight, though. If nothing else, they’re done playing the sad sack of the NL East. And that is a really positive development.

So happy weekend, and discuss the game in the comments below.