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Brewers (7-9) vs Phillies (7-9) Game Thread #17

Zach Davies looks to rebound after a shaky first start. Hopefully the defense will be there to back him up this time.

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The Phillies and the Brewers, in my opinion, are the two big rebuilding teams in baseball right now. They each got their rebuilds off to a great start. Brewers traded Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers at the deadline; the Phillies traded Cole Hamels. This offseason the Phillies traded Ken Giles and the Brewers made a thousand smaller but still meaningful moves. They're much more interesting than the Reds who have been unable to turn their veterans into a huge youth movement.

The upshot is that neither teams is all that competitive this season. But shouldn't that make the games against each other competitive? Well let's pretend that logic is sound. Here's to a good game to kick things off. Zach Davies takes the mound for the Brewers. His opponent will be Aaron Nola. Both are known as command pitchers. Pitcher's duel anyone?

Today's Lineups

Odubel Herrera - CF Domingo Santana - RF
Freddy Galvis - SS Scooter Gennett - 2B
Maikel Franco - 3B Ryan Braun - LF
Ryan Howard - 1B Jonathan Lucroy - C
Cameron Rupp - C Chris Carter - 1B
David Lough - RF Aaron Hill - 3B
Darin Ruf - LF Ramon Flores - CF
Aaron Nola - RHP Zach Davies - RHP
Cesar Hernandez - 2B Jonathan Villar - SS


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