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Game Thread 8/18: Mets at Phillies

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DeGrom! Arrieta! It’s the ultimate Jake off!

San Diego Padres v Philadelphia Phillies
Jake Arrieta gets the ball for the Phillies on Saturday
Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images

The Phillies and Mets will square off once again on Saturday afternoon. It features a starting pitching matchup of Jakes as the Phillies’ Jake Arrieta will be opposed to the Mets’ Jacob DeGrom.

Aaron Nola bolstered his chances at a Cy Young Award with his masterful performance on Friday night. His teammates could help his case even further today by scoring some runs against DeGrom who is one of Nola’s chief competitors for the award.

Here is today’s lineup:

Despite his strong career numbers against DeGrom, Justin Bour is not in the Phillies’ starting lineup today. Carlos Santana was on base three times last night, so maybe Gabe Kapler thinks he can do the same today.

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