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Gamethread 7/22: Braves at Phillies

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Hey look! Another division game!

The Phillies host the Braves tonight in the start to a series that we can start to call must win games. We already know that this team will probably be buyers next week, but if they want to convince ownership to go way over the tax and not just dip a toe, they need to win games. Now. Taking three of four from the Braves, at a minimum, should get them started off on the right foot.

Here are the lineups. For the Phillies:

Matt Moore is starting for the Phillies, which means two things. One, they’ll probably win. Two, they’ll need their bullpen. Good thing they haven’t need the bullpen a lot lately.

For the Braves:

Boy does this lineup look different without Acuña.

Let’s talk about it.