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Game Thread 7/30: Phillies at Red Sox

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May god have mercy on the Phillies.

Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

I’m trying not to be alarmist. It’s just the Red Sox. Right? Just the Red Sox. Just the best team in baseball that’s cut through the competition like a hot knife through butter. Just... who am I kidding, I’m not feeling confident AT ALL about this series.

I try to stay positive, but after that feeble showing in Cincinnati, the Phillies go from facing one of those old timey two-person lumber saws to facing a GIANT INDUSTRIAL ROBOTIC BUZZSAW. The Red Sox are going to be a challenge, and all we can do is hope the Phillies are up to it.

I’m begging the Phillies, please, they HAVE to change Asdrubal Cabrera’s photo. It just doesn’t belong! It looks so weird! How can the Phillies be up to facing the Red Sox when their DH looks like the muppet version of himself!?

Even with that, the Phillies have a chance tonight because they’ve got Aaron Nola on the mound. Let’s hope that, and the rest of the Phillies lineup, will be enough.

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