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Game Thread 8/25: Cubs at Phillies

It’s Players Weekend!

Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

It’s nickname time, friends!

Unfortunately, the owners of two of the best nicknames, Aaron Altherr (A-A-Ron) and Odubel Herrera (Torito), are on the disabled list with leg eating disease (or whatever), so we’ll have to muddle forward without them.

Today's Lineups

Ben Zobrist - 2B Cesar Hernandez - 2B
Kyle Schwarber - LF Freddy Galvis - SS
Kris Bryant - 3B Nick Williams - RF
Anthony Rizzo - 1B Rhys Hoskins - LF
Ian Happ - CF Tommy Joseph - 1B
Alex Avila - C Maikel Franco - 3B
Jason Heyward - RF Pedro Florimon - CF
Javier Baez - SS Jorge Alfaro - C
Jose Quintana - LHP Jerad Eickhoff - RHP

Did you think that boring old lineup would be the only one I’d post? Here’s a special treat.

I don’t usually post the Phillies lineup video because A) it’s a video, and B) it usually includes a player creepily staring into the camera until they freeze it and then he’s just completely still and staring forward into your soul. But today is special, because it shows you the lineup with the nicknames!

Enjoy the nicknames, everyone! And discuss the game in the comments below.