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Game Thread 8/27: Nationals at Phillies

Don’t screw this up, guys.

Philadelphia Phillies v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

The Phillies won yesterday, which was perhaps the best thing to happen all weekend. Now they have to face the Nationals, a team that almost got swept by the Marlins after nearly sweeping the Phillies. Ah, baseball. You make no sense.

We’re officially in the “throwing darts at player pictures on the wall” phase of lineup construction. The 2018 season is in the home stretch, and at least Gabe Kapler is being creative. I like not knowing what the lineup will be from day to day. Honestly! Variety is great, and so precious to me, the person who does nearly all the game threads.

Zach Eflin takes the mound to try and do better than he did last time out. Right now, that’s all I feel comfortable with asking him.

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