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Game Thread 5/16: Phillies at Rangers

Are Yu ready? (I’m so sorry.)

Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals - Game Two Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

I’m going to resist the urge to make any more Yu Darvish puns, though rest assured I could. All day long. In fact, feel free to make your own in the comments.

In another universe, Cole Hamels didn’t get hurt, and perhaps we’d be seeing Jerad Eickhoff pitch against the pitcher he was traded for. I hope the people in that universe are enjoying themselves.

But then again, I think we’ll enjoy ourselves enough tonight. Why? Well, let’s take a look at the lineups.

Today's Lineups

Cesar Hernandez - 2B Delino DeShields Jr. - LF
Odubel Herrera - CF Elvis Andrus - SS
Aaron Altherr - LF Nomar Mazara - RF
Tommy Joseph - DH Jonathan Lucroy - DH
Michael Saunders - RF Rougned Odor - 2B
Maikel Franco - 3B Mike Napoli - 1B
Cameron Rupp - C Joey Gallo - 3B
Freddy Galvis - SS Robinson Chirinos - C
Brock Stassi - 1B Jared Hoying - CF
Jerad Eickhoff - RHP Yu Darvish - RHP

We’ve got Darvish vs. Eickhoff. I can get behind that. Eickhoff is looking to rebound from his last start, which was kind of terrible. But I have faith. And you’ve gotta have faith, right?

Discuss the game in the comments below.