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Game Thread 5/3: Phillies at Cubs

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New day, new game.

Philadelphia Phillies v Chicago Cubs Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

Welcome to game 3 of 4 of this series with the Chicago Cubs! The Phillies have won one, and they’ve lost one. It would be nice if they could win tonight, which would ensure nothing less than a split series. Against the Cubs, that would be a win. Hell, not getting swept would be a win. Please not that.

Let’s see who we’ll be watching tonight.

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES CHICAGO CUBS
Cesar Hernandez - 2B Kyle Schwarber - LF
Daniel Nava - LF Kris Bryant - 3B
Aaron Altherr - RF Anthony Rizzo - 1B
Maikel Franco - 3B Ben Zobrist - RF
Odubel Herrera - CF Addison Russell - SS
Brock Stassi - 1B Jason Heyward - CF
Freddy Galvis - SS Miguel Montero - C
Andrew Knapp - C Jake Arrieta - RHP
Jerad Eickhoff - RHP Javier Baez - 2B

Along with Jerad Eickhoff, we get Brock Stassi and Andrew Knapp instead of Tommy Joseph and Cameron Rupp. And you know what? I’m fine with that. Stassi and Knapp both need opportunities to play. And anything we can do to see less of Cameron Rupp behind the plate, the better.

The Phillies are facing Jake Arrieta tonight, so they’ll need a lot of luck. Send them good vibes, and discuss the game in the comments below.