Wednesday comes as Mark Leiter Jr. faces his biggest audition for the Phillies
Mark Leiter Jr. is one of 16 rookies the Phillies have called up this season, and is perhaps the most surprising of the bunch. Bouncing between the bullpen and starting rotation, the son of former Phils starter Mark Leiter Sr. enters his final start with something to prove.
Leiter Jr. has flashed brilliance on the mound both as a starter and out of the pen. However, his inconsistencies ultimately haunt him. Wednesday is an opportunity for the 26-year-old from Toms River, NJ to add to his resume and compete for a starting job next year.
Here’s all the information for tonight’s game between the Phils and Nats
Date: September 27, 2017
First Pitch: 7:05 PM ET
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stadium: Citizens Bank Park
Pitchers: Mark Leiter Jr. (3-6, 4.69 ERA) vs Tanner Roark (13-10, 4.41 ERA)
Radio Station: 1210 WPHT (Phils), 106.7 The Fan (Nationals)
TV Channel: CSN-Philadelphia (Phils), MASN (Nationals)
Live Stream: MLB.tv, CSNPhilly.com, NBCSports App
- Cesar Hernandez, 2B
- Freddy Galvis, SS
- Nick Williams, RF
- Rhys Hoskins, 1B
- Aaron Altherr, LF
- Odubel Herrera, CF
- Jorge Alfaro, C
- J.P. Crawford, 3B
- Mark Leiter Jr.
- Trea Turner, SS
- Bryce Harper, RF
- Daniel Murphy, 2B
- Ryan Zimmerman, 1B
- Anthony Rendon, 3B
- Jayson Werth, LF
- Michael A. Taylor, CF
- Pedro Severino, C
- Tanner Roark, SP
Roark is 6-5 with a 3.54 ERA in 16 appearances against the Phils, 14 of them being starts.
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