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Game Thread 4/23: Braves at Phillies

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Can the Phillies actually win all three games in a series?

Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Last night was quite a trip, wasn’t it? Players coming alive, breaking out of their slumps, hitting walk-offs, and also screwing up in really obvious, inelegant ways.

God I love baseball.

Successes and screw ups, failures and first places, I just love baseball. And I love the Phillies. So... [looks at watch]... when is Rhys Hoskins getting here?

KIDDING! SORT OF! OKAY TIME FOR LINEUPS!

Today's Lineups

ATLANTA BRAVES PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Ender Inciarte - CF Cesar Hernandez - 2B
Brandon Phillips - 2B Aaron Altherr - RF
Freddie Freeman - 1B Odubel Herrera - CF
Matt Kemp - LF Maikel Franco - 3B
Nick Markakis - RF Daniel Nava - LF
Kurt Suzuki - C Brock Stassi - 1B
Jace Peterson - 3B Freddy Galvis - SS
Dansby Swanson - SS Andrew Knapp - C
Mike Foltynewicz - RHP Zach Eflin - RHP

I so badly want to give Zach Eflin the nickname “The Elf Man” for no reason other than his last name. I think it’s a nickname he wouldn’t like. Because he’s not an elf, he’s Porn Zorro (and a handsome one at that), but Porn Zorro isn’t a nickname we can give him, either. Well, we CAN. But no one will really use it.

Hey, if you want a game thread that makes sense, check out the ones I do during the work week. This is Sunday, and I don’t feel like I’m obligated to make sense.

Discuss (and enjoy!) the game in the comments below.