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Game Thread 7/22: Padres at Phillies, Game 1

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Twin bill!

MLB: San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies
Nick Williams is the best.
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I think we can all agree that the weather is a huge tease. We got a great game on Friday, and then we get nothing on Saturday because of a lot of rain. And to be fair, it was a lot of rain, and the rain was hard. They were 100% right to postpone the game. But we just endured nearly five days without Phillies baseball, and then we get one day and nature takes it away again!

But in better news, we have two games today. Your faithful blog leader has a seven hour drive back to her current home from her home state of Pennsylvania today, so this game thread was written at 8:27 in the morning, before lineups for Game 1 were released. So unfortunately, you’ll have to live without the full lineup embed in this one. But we know that Nick Pivetta is starting, and as I’ve said for his last two starts, this is when we need to see the Nick Pivetta who is good instead of the Nick Pivetta who is bad. If we see Bad Nick today, we may have to start exploring the idea that Bad Nick has killed Good Nick and eaten his soul.

Don’t let us down, Nick Pivetta. Don’t let Bad Nick eat Good Nick.

Discuss the game in the comments below.