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Game Thread 8/9: Phillies at Braves

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Yay it’s time to leave Atlanta.

Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Phillies are on the edge of another winning streak. I’m so frightened. Because every time the Phillies go on a winning streak, it’s inevitably followed by a losing streak.

Look at me. I’m scared of the Phillies winning more than two games in a row. That’s what this season has done to me. My fandom is a quivering lump of jelly, afraid to be touched or even looked at.

And yet if the season ended today, I would be sad. Go figure.

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES ATLANTA BRAVES
Cesar Hernandez - 2B Ender Inciarte - CF
Freddy Galvis - SS Brandon Phillips - 3B
Odubel Herrera - CF Freddie Freeman - 1B
Maikel Franco - 3B Nick Markakis - RF
Tommy Joseph - 1B Tyler Flowers - C
Nick Williams - RF Matt Adams - LF
Cameron Rupp - C Ozzie Albies - 2B
Cameron Perkins - LF Dansby Swanson - SS
Jerad Eickhoff - RHP Sean Newcomb - LHP

Hey look it’s Cameron Rupp again. I’m so glad the Phillies called up Jorge Alfaro just so their brilliant manager Pete Mackanin can sit him 4-6 days a week. I understand there was no other option, but Cameron Rupp is BAD. Jorge Alfaro is right there! He’s literally sitting right there, able to put on catchers gear and pick up a mask at any point. LET HIM DO IT.

I AM SO TIRED OF PETE MACKANIN.

Uh, anyway, discuss the game in the comments below. ::shuffles out quickly::