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Gamethread 8/5: A doubleheader!

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Both games will be in this gamethread

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

Following the tropical storm that sloshed through the region yesterday, the Phillies and Yankees are going to play baseball Ernie Banks-style today. In an unusual doubleheader, the teams will do a split kind of doubleheader where the Yankees will be the “home” team in Philadelphia, followed by another game in which the Phillies will become the home team in their own stadium. 2020 baseball, baby!

For the first game, here are the lineups. For the Phillies:

Zack Wheeler is on the bump, backed by Jean Segura giving Didi Gregorius the day game off. Kyle Garlcik makes his 2020 debut with the team in the DH spot.

For the Yankees:

Like I said, this will be the gamethread for the entire doubleheader. Once we have the lineups for the second game, we’ll put them here. See you at 4!


In game 2, the Phillies send out:

The Yankees counter with: