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Game Thread 5/4: Phillies at Nationals

It’s the first Phillies-Nationals game of the year! This is not good news.

Philadelphia Phillies v Miami Marlins Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

If the last few series have been any indication, we may be holding onto each other for dear life in D.C. The Nationals have not looked like the team they’re always supposed to be this year, but they—as well as the rest of the NL East—are more than capable of handling a Phillies team that quits hitting. Former Washington farmhand Nick Pivetta gets the ball against former Phillie Gio Gonzalez tonight.