A short road trip begins the Phillies two-game series in Baltimore
Light travel, crab cakes, and the designated hitter? Sounds like the Phillies are in Baltimore for a two-game series against the worst team in baseball. Unlike Philadelphia, Baltimore has held off on beginning a rebuild that would trade stars such as Manny Machado and Adam Jones.
With 13 wins the Orioles have the second-fewest wins in baseball, three games ahead of the White Sox. Philadelphia, meanwhile, is on the cusp of leading the National League East just a game-and-a-half behind Atlanta and half a game ahead of Washington.
Here’s all the information needed for Tuesday’s game between Philadelphia and Baltimore.
Date: May 15, 2018
First Pitch: 7:05 PM ET
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Stadium: Orioles Park at Camden Yards
Pitchers: Andrew Cashner (1-4, 4.84 ERA) vs Nick Pivetta (2-2, 4.15 ERA)
Radio Station: 94 WIP, WSAN AM 1470 WTTM 1680; 105.7 The Fan
TV Channel: NBCSP; MASN 2
Here are the lineups for tonight’s game in Baltimore:
- Cesar Hernandez, 2B
- Rhys Hoskins, DH
- Odubel Herrera, CF
- Carlos Santana, 1B
- Nick Williams, RF
- Maikel Franco, 3B
- Pedro Florimon, SS
- Jesmuel Valentin, LF
- Andrew Knapp, C
Phillies hitters have had mixed success against Cashner, but the bats to watch tonight are Franco and Herrera, who have a batting average of .442 against the veteran righty. Herrera has two home runs against Cashner in 14 plate appearances, the last coming in 2016 against Miami.
- Trey Mancini, LF
- Adam Jones, CF
- Manny Machado, SS
- Jonathan Schoop, 2B
- Mark Trumbo, RF
- Chris Davis, 1B
- Chance Sisco, C
- Pedro Alvarez, DH
- Jace Peterson, 3B
Only one of the Orioles hitters, Jace Peterson, has ever face Pivetta in his short major league career. That one at-bat as a member of the Atlanta Braves resulted in a base hit for Peterson.
Weather could play a factor once again for Philadelphia with a 100% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the area after one of the hottest days of the year.