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Game Thread 5/13: Phillies at Nationals

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After an unexpected night off, we’re back at it.

Seattle Mariners v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images

So for the Phillies, tonight’s goal is simple: be better than you were on Thursday. Be better than you were on Wednesday. And so on and so forth. I know that seems like an incredibly tall order, but I think it’s possible. Give up fewer runs. Just a few less. Don’t give up all the runs. Just a few of them. Oh God please. Please please please.

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Cesar Hernandez - 2B Trea Turner - SS
Odubel Herrera - CF Jayson Werth - LF
Aaron Altherr - LF Bryce Harper - RF
Tommy Joseph - 1B Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Michael Saunders - RF Daniel Murphy - 2B
Maikel Franco - 3B Anthony Rendon - 3B
Cameron Rupp - C Matt Wieters - C
Freddy Galvis - SS Michael Taylor - CF
Nick Pivetta - RHP Tanner Roark - RHP

Nick Pivetta, our sanity is in your hands. I know that’s scary, but I trust you. The Phillies have had a few days off, and they’re fully rested, so maybe we’ll see a little magic tonight. And in this case, magic means “sucking marginally less.”

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