A cross-state battle continues Friday night between the Phillies and Pirates
Friday night is the second of a four-game weekend series between the Phillies and Pirates in Philadelphia. Pittsburgh took five of seven games last year, including three straight to end the season series.
Philadelphia is coming off a dominant performance by Jake Arrieta, who pitched seven one-hit innings with 10 strikeouts against Pittsburgh. Ben Lively now takes the bump in one of the most important starts of his career with Jerad Eickhoff soon to return from the disabled list.
Here are the starting lineups for Monday’s game and how to watch and listen to the game.
- Cesar Hernandez, 2B
- Carlos Santana, 1B
- Odubel Herrera, CF
- Rhys Hoskins, LF
- Aaron Altherr, RF
- Andrew Knapp, C
- Maikel Franco, 3B
- Ben Lively, SP
- J.P. Crawford, SS
Hernandez is hitting .375 in eight at-bats against Nova in his career, and Franco has the lone home run of any Phillie against Nova.
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- Adam Frazier, 2B
- Gregory Polanco, RF
- Starling Marte, CF
- Josh Bell, 1B
- Corey Dickerson, LF
- Francisco Cervelli, C
- Colin Moran, 3B
- Jordy Mercer, SS
- Ivan Nova, SP
Date: April 20, 2018
First Pitch: 7:05 PM ET
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Stadium: Citizens Bank Park
Pitchers: Ben Lively (0-1, 5.87 ERA) vs Ivan Nova (2-1, 4.88 ERA)
Radio Station: 94 WIP, WSAN AM 1470. WTTM 1680; KDKA FM 93.7
TV Channel: NBC Sports Philadelphia (NBCSP+), MLB Network (out of market only)
Live Stream: MLB.tv, CSNPhilly.com, NBCSports App
Pirates hitters have eight combined at-bats against Lively with three hits and no home runs.
Lively’s lone start against Pittsburgh came last season when he went just four innings allowing five hits and four unearned runs (two earned) with four strikeouts on July 7 in a loss.