Open Thread 7/8: Braves at Phillies

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First pitch is set for 1:35 PM ET. Jair Jurrjens takes on Vance Worley as Atlanta aims to sweep Philadelphia. Braves lineup:

  1. Michael Bourn, CF
  2. Martin Prado, LF
  3. Jason Heyward, RF
  4. Brian McCann, C
  5. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  6. Dan Uggla, 2B
  7. Andrelton Simmons, SS
  8. Juan Francisco, 3B
2012 marks just the 4th time in the last 15 seasons (since 1998) that the Phillies will enter the All-Star break with a sub .500 record (others years: 2006, 40-47; 2002: 39-47 & 2000:39-47).

Philadelphia will not reach 40 wins prior to the break for the first time in 10 seasons (last 2002).

The Phillies need a win today to avoid being swept by Atlanta in Citizens Bank Park for the first time since the 2007 season opener, April 2-5.
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