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Open Thread: Cubs vs. Phillies, Thursday 8/4

Not much to say about this short-turnaround day game. It's going to be hot in Philadelphia today.

Last year, when Citizens Bank Park had the most HR hit of any ballpark -- yes, more than Coors Field. This year, CBP ranks ninth in HR Park Factor.

So, it makes little sense that zero home runs have been hit in this series so far.

Today's Starting Pitchers
Mark Prior
M. Prior
vs. Brett Myers
B. Myers
7-3 W-L 9-5
3.26 ERA 3.21
105 SO 135
32 BB 41
14 HR 18

These are two of the best young pitchers in the game today. The first two games have been low-scoring affairs. The way things have gone lately, this is likely to be a 12-11 game. As long as the Cubs come out on top, that's fine with me.

Discuss amongst yourselves.