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Game Thread 4/21: Braves at Phillies

A whole new NL East team to play!

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

We’re about three weeks into the season and thus far, the Phillies have played three teams: the Reds, the Nationals, and the Mets. So now we’re opening our collective horizons to a new team! The Braves!

An exclamation point there isn’t really appropriate, since it is the Braves, after all. At least they’re as bad as the Phillies are.

Lineup time!

Today's Lineups

Ender Inciarte - CF Cesar Hernandez - 2B
Adonis Garcia - 3B Aaron Altherr - LF
Freddie Freeman - 1B Odubel Herrera - CF
Matt Kemp - LF Maikel Franco - 3B
Nick Markakis - RF Michael Saunders - RF
Brandon Phillips - 2B Tommy Joseph - 1B
Tyler Flowers - C Freddy Galvis - SS
Dansby Swanson - SS Cameron Rupp - C
Bartolo Colon - RHP Jeremy Hellickson - RHP

It’s Hellickson time! And we also get to see Big Sexy himself, Bartolo Colon. That guy is still in baseball, to everyone’s surprise. I’d say that I want to see him hit a homer tonight, but I really don’t. Jeremy Hellickson is pitching, and I don’t want anything to halt his roll.

Good luck, Hell Boy. Discuss the game in the comments below.