Philadelphia Phillies manage Rob Thomson made a notable change to his lineup for Game 2 of the NLDS, swapping Game 1 starter Brandon Marsh for Cristian Pache. With southpaw Max Fried on the mound for Atlanta, Pache provided the lineup with another righty hitter to counter the lefty.
Outside of the game, Pache's elevation to the starting lineup carries plenty of personal meaning in this particular matchup, as the talented outfielder was once one of the Braves' most prized prospects before he was dealt to acquire Matt Olson.
Despite playing in a familiar place, Pache didn't receive any love from his former home field on Monday, though.
Simply put, the Braves did this man dirty with his scoreboard picture. It doesn't even look like him! It's as if someone used an incredibly bad AI program to contrust an image of the left fielder.
Phillies fans were quick to call out Atlanta. Some said he looks like a bobblehead, while others theorize photoshop was used. And they might be right, because Pache's head and body don't seem to quite match.
Talk about a warm welcome back.
For Pache, he'll just focus on showing what his ex-team is missing with his play on the field. As of writing, he's already drawn a walk and stolen base against Atlanta, while Philadelphia owns a 4-0 lead in the top of the sixth.
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