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Game Thread #64: Milwaukee Brewers (38-25) @ Philadelphia Phillies (32-29)

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Back on track...at least for one night!

I didn't check...does Arcia get an assist here? Pretty sure he does.
I didn't check...does Arcia get an assist here? Pretty sure he does.
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The Milwaukee Brewers (38-25) hope a good night's sleep doesn't silence their bats as they head into today's early afternoon affair at the Philadelphia Philles (32-29). The Phillies are still just 3 games back in the NL East, but have been showing some cracks lately.

Unfortunately, Jake Arrieta (5-3, 2.66) goes for the Phillies, and we can only hope that his Phillies home uni will confuse the Crew into thinking he's just another guy, instead of the one big FA pitcher earning his keep. Milwaukee counters with funky lefty Brent Suter (5-4, 4.55) and hope that his arm (and bat) will be enough to clinch a series win in Philly.

Why does MLB hate the Brewers so much that they take RBI hits away from them and turn them into errors ten days after the fact? Did the management from Milwaukee petition for this because Suter has a hitting clause in his contract? Should we just do away with official scorers and use T-ball rules; if you get on base, it's a hit? While we're at it, Robot Umps. Take the human element out of the policing of the game!

Manny Pina gets a day off so that Erik Kratz can impress his old friends, and Domingo Santana continues to ride the pines.

Milwaukee Brewers

1. Lorenzo Cain (R) CF
3. Jesus Aguilar (R) 1B
4. Travis Shaw (L) 3B
5. Ryan Braun (R) LF
6. Jonathan Villar (S) 2B
7. Erik Kratz (R) C
8. Orlando Arcia (R) SS
9. Brent Suter (L) P


Philadelphia Phillies

1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Rhys Hoskins (R) LF
3. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
4. Carlos Santana (S) 1B
5. Aaron Altherr (R) RF
6. Scott Kingery (R) SS
7. J.P. Crawford (L) 3B
8. Jorge Alfaro (R) C
9. Jake Arrieta (R) P

Poll

Will Phillies' defenders fail to get to balls and make errors in retaliation for Jake Arrieta's diatribe against their ridiculous shifting?

This poll is closed

  • 57%
    One would hope so.
    (24 votes)
  • 28%
    Naw, they're afraid of him.
    (12 votes)
  • 14%
    Nope - Phillie defenders will play every hitter exactly straight up.
    (6 votes)
42 votes total Vote Now