Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals: How to watch online, TV, and more

ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 18: Marcell Ozuna #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals congratulates Jose Martinez #38 of the St. Louis Cardinals after Martinez hit a two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth inning at Busch Stadium on May 18, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 18: Marcell Ozuna #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals congratulates Jose Martinez #38 of the St. Louis Cardinals after Martinez hit a two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth inning at Busch Stadium on May 18, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /
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Another rain delay meant bad news for the Phillies last night in St. Louis

Coming off a 12-4 loss in St. Louis that required shortstop Pedro Florimon to pitch, the Phillies are set for game three against the Cardinals.

Catcher Jorge Alfaro was in the original lineup despite leaving last night with a knee contusion, but after testing the knee out the Phillies will take precaution and rest him Saturday.

Meanwhile, Odubel Herrera reached base safely again on Friday night, pushing his on-base streak to 44 games, tied with Chuck Klein for the fourth-longest in franchise history.

Next up will be Bobby Abreu at 48 games, with Klein second and Mike Schmidt’s all-time record of 56 games within reach.

Here’s everything needed for this afternoon’s game in St. Louis:

Date: May 19, 2018
First Pitch: 2:15 PM ET
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Stadium: Busch Stadium
Pitchers:  John Gant (1-1 4.15 ERA) vs Zach Eflin (1-0 0.71 ERA)
Radio Station: 94 WIP, WSAN AM 1470 WTTM 1680; KMOXX 1120, WJIR AM 880
TV Channel: NBCSP; FS-M

Stream: NBC Philadelphia

Philadelphia

  1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
  2. Rhys Hoskins, LF
  3. Odubel Herrera, CF
  4. Carlos Santana, 1B
  5. Maikel Franco, 3B
  6. Nick Williams, RF
  7. Scott Kingery, SS
  8. Andrew Knapp, C
  9. Zach Eflin, SP

Eflin has been phenomenal this year and with Jerad Eickhoff close to returning, each start is crucial for his status with the big club.

Making two starts this year Eflin hasn’t pitched out of the seventh, but has allowed only one run off seven hits.

St. Louis

  1. Tommy Pham, CF
  2. Matt Carpenter, 3B
  3. Jose Martinez, 1B
  4. Marcell Ozuna, LF
  5. Jedd Gyorko, SS
  6. Kolten Wong, 2B
  7. Tyler O’Neill, RF
  8. Steve Baron, C
  9. John Gant, SP

Gant was acquired from Atlanta in exchange for veteran pitcher Jaime Garcia after the 2016 season, and is making his second start of the season.

Next: Phillies Prospect Report

Rain will be in the area of today’s game, but is unlikely to arrive until the later innings.

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