Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets: How to watch the season finale
By John Town
The Phillies wrap up the 2017 season Sunday afternoon against the Mets. Here’s how to watch their final game until spring training next year.
The time is finally upon us. The 2017 Phillies season is almost over. Sunday marks the last time we see them until spring training next year. They will likely look very different with a managerial change incoming and several potential moves in free agency or the trade market during the offseason.
Before we get to all that, here’s how to watch Sunday’s season finale against the Mets:
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Date: Oct. 1, 2017
First Pitch: 3:05 PM ET
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stadium: Citizens Bank Park
Pitchers: Nick Pivetta (7-10, 6.26 ERA) vs. Noah Syndergaard (1-2, 3.18 ERA)
Radio Station: 1210 WPHT (Phils), 710 WOR, ESPN Deportes (Mets)
TV Channel: CSN-Philadelphia (Phils), SNY (Mets)
Live Stream: MLB.tv, CSNPhilly.com, NBCSports App
Here is Pete Mackanin’s final lineup card as the Phillies manager:
Syndergaard is making just his second start since returning from the disabled list and his seventh start overall this year after tearing his lat muscle, causing him to miss almost five months. He will pitch just one inning before the bullpen finishes out the game and the season.
For Pivetta, this will be a chance to leave a final good impression on the team as they start to develop their plans for the offseason. He has flashed a lot of potential with a high strikeout rate, but he needs to develop his command if he wants to remain in the rotation. A good start from him Sunday would help pad his resume for the rotation competition coming next season.
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For Philadelphia, this game has some implications for their draft position next year. If they lose and the Tigers win, they will get the second overall pick. However, if Philadelphia wins or Detroit loses, the Phils will pick third. Still not a bad place to be in either way.