Phillies playing on Facebook Watch: How to watch the game online, lineups, and more

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 08: Aaron Altherr #23 of the Philadelphia Phillies is congratulated by Carlos Santana #41 after he hit a home run during the second inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park on May 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Giants 4-2. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 08: Aaron Altherr #23 of the Philadelphia Phillies is congratulated by Carlos Santana #41 after he hit a home run during the second inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park on May 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Giants 4-2. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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Another Phillies day game will be on Facebook Watch

To the dismay of thousands of Phillies fans today’s game will only be available on Facebook Watch. Thursday marks the third time Philadelphia has streamed their games exclusively on Facebook.

Philadelphia is looking for a four-game sweep of the Giants after outscoring them 26-5 in the first three games of the series. Before the game lefty reliever Zac Curtis was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in favor of Jake Thompson. Curtis threw 47 pitches in two innings Wednesday night, allowing two runs off three hits and three walks.

Thompson could be available as a long-reliever should Velasquez pitch himself out of the game early.

Here’s how to watch and listen to this afternoon’s business person special in South Philadelphia against San Francisco.

Date: May 10, 2018
First Pitch: 1:05 PM ET
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Stadium: Citizens Bank Park
Pitchers: Vince Velasquez (2-4, 5.14 ERA) vs Ty Blach (3-3, 3.60 ERA)
Radio Station: 94 WIP, WSAN AM 1470 WTTM 1680; KNBR 680
TV Channel: NONE
Live Stream: Facebook

Announcers: Play-by-play Scott Braun, analysts Javier Lopez and Ben Davis, and in-game reporter Alexa Datt

How to watch the Facebook Live stream on mobile, desktop, and smart TV

1. Search for “MLB Live” on Facebook

2. Follow the “MLB Live” show page

3. Download the Facebook video app on your TV or streaming device and search for “MLB Live”

4. Or stream the game from your phone to a TV on the same WiFi network by tapping the TV icon.

If you do not have a smart TV and wish to get the game on your television, try to connect an HDMI cord from your computer to the television.

Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s game in Philadelphia against San Francisco:

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Philadelphia

  1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
  2. Aaron Altherr, RF
  3. Odubel Herrera, CF
  4. Rhys Hoskins, LF
  5. Carlos Santana, 1B
  6. Maikel Franco, 3B
  7. Scott Kingery, SS
  8. Jorge Alfaro, C
  9. Vince Velasquez, SP

Velasquez has one career start against San Francisco August 4, 2016, when he went five innings allowing two runs off three hits and three walks and six strikeouts. A 28 first-inning pitch count forced him out early, per usual.

San Francisco

  1. Gregor Blanco, RF
  2. Brandon Crawford, SS
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B
  4. Brandon Belt, LF
  5. Nick Hundley, C
  6. Pablo Sandoval, 1B
  7. Alen Hanson, 2B
  8. Gorkys Hernandez, CF
  9. Ty Blach, SP

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Maikel Franco and Cesar Hernandez are hitting .286 in seven at-bats against Blach, and Rhys Hoskins has a home run off the righty.

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