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Game Thread 6/19: Phillies at Nationals, Game 1

It’s game three one in D.C.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Mmm.. guh? What day is it? What year is it? Is Zach Eflin pitching? What the hell happened to Max Scherzer, again? It’s the wet season in the mid-Atlantic, and it’s turned this Phillies-Nationals series into a saturated slog of no baseball-playing. Not today, though! Today, the Phillies will try to play two games, something that is never actually been attempted before by these two teams on this specific date under these specific conditions. Wild!

Eflin gets the ball in game one facing Patrick Corbin, and Jake Arrieta will stare down [consults MLB’s Probable Pitchers page early in the day] a pile of baseballs in game two.

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