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Gamethread 9/26: Pirates at Phillies

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How’s about a sweep?

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

A chance for a sweep and a chance to remain 1 12 games behind Atlanta before the big showdown takes an interesting twist today. Instead of a bullpen game, the Phillies are giving one of their top prospects his major league debut. Here are the lineups.

For the Phillies:

Hans Crouse, acquired from Texas, makes his big league debut today as the Phillies hope to catch lightning in a bottle. How long he can go remains to be seen, but should he give the team 4-5 solid innings, that would be ideal.

For the Pirates:

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