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Game Thread 4/27: Marlins at Phillies

What do the Phillies have in store for us today?

MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

I’d like to begin today’s game thread by confirming to you all that last night’s game definitely happened. Maikel Franco hit a grand slam, Michael Saunders hit a second-deck home run, Vince Velasquez had a more-than-decent outing, and a good time was had by all.

I’m confirming that because this team doesn’t always feel real. Sometimes it feels like this is all happening to another team and other fans. But it’s not! It is real, it’s happening to us, and we deserve it.

Today's Lineups

Dee Gordon - 2B Daniel Nava - LF
Martin Prado - 3B Freddy Galvis - SS
Christian Yelich - CF Odubel Herrera - CF
Giancarlo Stanton - RF Maikel Franco - 3B
Marcell Ozuna - LF Michael Saunders - RF
J.T. Realmuto - C Andres Blanco - 2B
Justin Bour - 1B Brock Stassi - 1B
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Andrew Knapp - C
Edinson Volquez - RHP Jeremy Hellickson - RHP

Hoo boy, is that ever a day-game-after-night-game lineup. But this is an opportunity for Andrew Knapp and Brock Stassi to get some hits, or at least a few at-bats strung together in game form.

Enjoy today’s early start, and discuss the game in the comments below.