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Gamethread 8/10: Dodgers at Phillies

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Beat LA! Beat LA!

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

They’re hot, they’re playing well and as a reward, they get to play the cream of the crop. The Phillies put their eight game winning streak on the line tonight in the series opener against the Dodgers. Los Angeles is in their own dogfight in the NL West and tonight, they’ll start to get their lineup fully intact, which is a scary thought. To face them, the Phillies will have to get a stellar game from Aaron Nola, something that has been shown far less often than we would have liked to have seen this year.

Here are the lineups. For the Phillies:

Rhys Hoskins has been put on the injured list, so for now the team will roll with Brad Miller as they have lately. Didi Gregorius returns to the lineup after missing Sunday afternoon.

For the Dodgers:

Man, that lineup is something else. Oh, did we mention that they’ll have Max Scherzer on the mound?

This is the test the team needs right now to see if they can stack up with the best in the game. Let’s talk about it.