A chance for a sweep and a chance to remain 1 1⁄2 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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