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Game Thread 8/4: Phillies at Rockies

Colorado, home of trees and beer.

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Angels
This is a handsome guy, folks.
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I’m envious of the Phillies, who get to spend a lot of time in Denver this week. Two years ago I did a cross-country drive with my boyfriend, and we spent a whole extra day in Denver. We did four breweries in one day and it was awesome. Denver is great, I wish I was there right now.

But I’m not here to provide a free advertisement for the Denver Tourism Board. It’s Phillies time!

Today's Lineups

Cesar Hernandez - 2B Charlie Blackmon - CF
Freddy Galvis - SS DJ LeMahieu - 2B
Aaron Altherr - RF Nolan Arenado - 3B
Tommy Joseph - 1B Gerardo Parra - LF
Nick Williams - LF Mark Reynolds - 1B
Maikel Franco - 3B Carlos Gonzalez - RF
Odubel Herrera - CF Trevor Story - SS
Cameron Rupp - C Jonathan Lucroy - C
Vince Velasquez - RHP Kyle Freeland - LHP

So we’ve got Vince Velasquez starting in Coors Field.

Let’s prepare ourselves for dingers. A shower of dingers. It might actually rain dingers. Just accept it. If you know it’s coming, you won’t be disappointed.

Also a disappointment? No newly-promoted Jorge Alfaro tonight. But hopefully we’ll see him soon.

Discuss the game in the comments below.