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Game Thread: Gerrit Cole faces Phillies

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Gather 'round, young 'uns, 'n let ol' gramps tell ya' about a time when Phillies fans would overrun PNC Park 'n cause all sorts 'a mess.

Actually, let's just remember that was bad and be glad those days are over. Gerrit Cole faces Zach Eflin to open what looks on paper to be a neat little weekend of starting pitching. Here are the lineups:

Phillies

Peter Bourjos, RF

Odubel Herrera, CF

Maikel Franco, 3B

Tommy Joseph, 1B

Cameron Rupp, C

Cody Asche, LF

Freddy Galvis, SS

Cesar Hernandez, 2B

Zach Eflin, P

...

Pirates

Jordy Mercer, SS

Gregory Polanco, RF

Andrew McCutchen, CF

Starling Marte, LF

John Jaso, 1B

Francisco Cervelli, C

Jung-Ho Kang, 3B

Josh Harrison, 2B

Gerrit Cole, P