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Gamethread 8/17: Phillies at Diamondbacks

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This is kind of a big series

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Arizona Diamondbacks Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

There has been much written in the past few days about the ease of schedule the Phillies have coming up. Yes they have to play some of the better teams in the Padres and the Braves, but their remaining games are littered with teams at the bottom of the barrel, both in the National and American Leagues. Tonight, the Phillies begin a game with the bottom of the NL, taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks for the first time since 2019. Here are the lineups.

For the Phillies:

Kyle Gibson gets his chance to redeem himself after a subpar outing against the Dodgers. How much of that was the result of the weather messing up his patterns, we’ll have to wait and see. With Gibson on the mound, we see Alec Bohm getting the night off and Ronald Torreyes/Brad Miller going into the lineup.

For the Diamondbacks:

Boy does this lineup look odd without Paul Goldschmidt in it. Sure it’s been a while, but the Phillies also haven’t played the Diamondbacks in a while.

The Phillies need to win games like this. Let’s talk about it.