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Gamethread 7/26: Marlins at Phillies

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The Phillies turn to (newly revamped?) Vince Velasquez to bring home a series win

MLB: Exhibition-Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

A day after the team throttled the Fish, the Phillies head back at it against Miami to try and grab an opening series win. They’re going to be led today by yesterday’s hero Phil Goss—

Oh.

This early in the season, it does make some sense to make sure everyone that you’re going to depend on gets some plate appearances sooner rather than later. While we probably would’ve liked to have seen Gosselin in the lineup somewhere, it’s only one game and shouldn’t be that big of a deal.

Vince Velasquez and his newly crafted repertoire take the mound in what feels like the latest edition in the annual “Maybe THIS is the year!” discussion that will invariably consume our entire day today.

For the Marlins, they’ll counter with:

Let’s talk about it!