How to watch Jake Arrieta’s Phillies regular-season debut

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 13: Pitcher Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch in the bottom of the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on June 13, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 13: Pitcher Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch in the bottom of the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on June 13, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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The time has finally come to watch Jake Arrieta pitch for the Phillies in a meaningful game. Here is how you can watch it.

Since Jake Arrieta signed with the Phillies in March, we have been waiting to see what he will do in a meaningful game. The time has finally come as Arrieta is set to make his regular-season debut against the Marlins Sunday.

Hopefully Arrieta gets some of the run support Vince Velasquez received Saturday night as Philadelphia exploded for a 20-1 win over the Marlins. I guess Claude Giroux’s hat trick and the Flyers clinching a playoff spot just a few hours before inspired them.

Here is everything you need to know for the game:

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Date: April 8, 2018
First Pitch: 1:35 PM ET
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Stadium: Citizens Bank Park
Pitchers: Jake Arrieta (14-10, 3.53 ERA in 2017) vs. Trevor Richards (0-1, 10.38 ERA)
Radio Station: 94 WIP, WTTM 1680, WSAN AM 1470 (Phils); 940 AM WINZ, WZTU 94.9 HD-2, WAQI 710 (Marlins)
TV Channel: NBC Sports Philadelphia + (Phils); FS-F (Marlins)
Live Stream: MLB.tvNBC Sports Live, NBC Sports App

Here are the lineups for the game:

Philadelphia

  1. 2B Cesar Hernandez
  2. 1B Carlos Santana
  3. CF Odubel Herrera
  4. LF Rhys Hoskins
  5. RF Nick Williams
  6. 3B Maikel Franco
  7. C Andrew Knapp
  8. SS J.P. Crawford
  9. P Jake Arrieta

Miami

  1. LF Derek Dietrich
  2. SS Miguel Rojas
  3. 2B Starlin Castro
  4. 1B Justin Bour
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. CF Lewis Brinson
  7. RF Braxton Lee
  8. C Bryan Holaday
  9. P Trevor Richards

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Arrieta will be looking to get some of the rust off Sunday, but he doesn’t have to do it against a particularly potent lineup. That’s probably part of the reason why this game was selected to be Arrieta’s first start of the season.

Arrieta made two starts during spring training, allowing six runs in five innings. He racked up five strikeouts and didn’t walk anyone.

While his ERA this spring was certainly not great, his pitches looked great with good movement. If they continue to do that Sunday, he should have no issue making a strong first impression.

Next: Five Phillies prospects land on updated BA Top 100

Maikel Franco looks to stay hot after hitting a grand slam Saturday and homering Thursday in the home opener. Also, the computer has decided to put Nick Williams in the starting lineup for just the third time in eight games this year.

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