Phillies: How to watch the Phillies on MLB Players Weekend

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 23: Rhys Hoskins /

MLB Players Weekend is here, and we have all the information on how to watch the Phillies take on the World Champion Chicago Cubs

In an effort to market players MLB has created Players Weekend, allowing for nicknames to be worn on jerseys. Phillies fans got a look at what their favorite players would be wearing a couple of weeks ago.

Baseball in Philadelphia has been a lot more entertaining with the arrival of young talent, and hopefully, they’re on the same track as Chicago was a couple of years ago with players learning how to win at the next level.

Here’s how to watch the Phillies against the Cubs

Date: August 25, 2017
First Pitch: 7:10 PM ET
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stadium: Citizens Bank Park
Pitchers: Jerad Eickhoff (3-7, 4.46 ERA) vs Jose Quintana (8-10, 4.27)
Radio Station: 1210 WPHT (Phils), 670 The Score (Cubs)
TV Channel: CSN-Philadelphia (Phils), WGN (Cubs)
Live Stream:, NBCSports App

Here are the starting lineups for tonight’s game, as well as the names each player will have on their jersey. Certain players won’t have nicknames on their jerseys because either they didn’t want one or they weren’t with the team before the deadline for submissions.

That leaves the young Philly kids Hoskins and Alfaro in the dark.

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Starting Lineups


  1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B (Cesita)
  2. Freddy Galvis, SS (Toco)
  3. Nick Williams, RF (Nicky Dubs)
  4. Rhys Hoskins, LF
  5. Tommy Joseph, 1B (Tojo)
  6. Maikel Franco, 3B (Compa F)
  7. Pedro Florimon, CF
  8. Jorge Alfaro, C
  9. Jerad Eickhoff, SP (Eick)


  1. Ben Zobrist, 2B (Zorilla)
  2. Kyle Schwarber, LF (Schwarbs)
  3. Kris Bryant, 3B (KB)
  4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (Tony)
  5. Ian Happ, CF (Happer)
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jason Heyward, RF (J-Hey)
  8. Javier Baez, SS (El Mago)
  9. Jose Quintana, SP (0)

We also have the latest betting odds, brought to you by our partners at SportsBook Review. The Cubs are favorites across the board tonight, so if Phillies fans are feeling lucky they could drop a dime or two on their team.

First pitch tonight is scheduled for 7:05 from The Bank!