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Game Thread 7/9: Jerad Eickhoff returns to the Phillies

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The first half comes to a close.

MLB: San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday, the Phillies sent Ben Lively back to Triple-A to make room for Jerad Eickhoff. Who? Yeah. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen him, and even longer somehow since we saw him have a good start.

Will we see him have a good start today? Will the Phillies be able to close out the first half with a win? Or failing that, a little dignity?

Today's Lineups

SAN DIEGO PADRES PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Wil Myers - 1B Aaron Altherr - RF
Manuel Margot - CF Freddy Galvis - SS
Jose Pirela - LF Maikel Franco - 3B
Cory Spangenberg - 3B Tommy Joseph - 1B
Austin Hedges - C Nick Williams - LF
Carlos Asuaje - 2B Odubel Herrera - CF
Erick Aybar - SS Cameron Rupp - C
Matt Szczur - RF Ty Kelly - 2B
Trevor Cahill - RHP Jerad Eickhoff - RHP

It remains to be seen. But that’s the lineup the Phillies are finishing the first half with. As they say, it is what it is. Regardless, it’ll be nice to see Eickhoff back in action today. And Ben Lively will be back, that I’m sure of.

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