Friday brought inconsistent bats once again for the Phillies as they fell in extra-innings to their division rivals
Aaron Nola’s second start of the season eased Phillies fans anxiousness regarding his health and velocity following offseason rehab and a rough spring training. Pulled after the fifth inning with 90 pitches, Nola allowed just one earned run and struck out six Nats.
Philadelphia’s lone veteran starter Jeremy Hellickson now toes the rubber in Washington for a matinee showdown with Tanner Roark on Jackie Robinson Day.
Phillies hitters have been extremely successful against Roark, managing 58 hits in 12 games off the righty. Odubel Herrera, Tommy Joseph, and Freddy Galvis each have batting averages over .300 in their career against the 30-year-old Roark.
Here’s how to catch the Phils on Saturday, whether it’s at home, in the car, or on the go.
Date: April 15, 2017
First Pitch: 1:05 pm ET
Location: Washington D.C.
Stadium: Nationals Park
Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson (1-0 .90 ERA) vs Tanner Roark (2-0 4.09 ERA)
Radio Station: 94 WIP (Phillies), 106.7 The Fan (Nationals)
TV Channel: CSN-Philadelphia (Phillies), MASN 2, WUSA 9 (Nationals)
Live Stream: MLB.tv, CSNPhilly.com, NBCSports App
Local weather reports in D.C. look good with the chance of a passing shower late in the day.
Here’s the starting lineups for Saturday’s game against the Nationals, which stay the same for Philadelphia with the exception of the catcher.
- Cesar Hernandez, 2B
- Howie Kendrick, LF
- Odubel Herrera, CF
- Maikel Franco, 3B
- Michael Saunders, RG
- Tommy Joseph, 1B
- Andrew Knapp, C
- Freddy Galvis, SS
- Jeremy Hellickson, SP
- Wilmer Difo, SS
- Anthony Rendon, 3B
- Bryce Harper, RF
- Daniel Murphy, 2B
- Ryan Zimmerman, 1B
- Chris Heisey, LF
- Michael Taylor, CF
- Jose Lobaton, C
- Tanner Roark, SP
First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 in the Nation’s capital as the Phillies look to rebound from a tough loss Friday afternoon.