For the first time since 2011, the Phillies are atop the National League East
Phillies fans heading to the park today have an opportunity to watch their first place team compete against the Toronto Blue Jays in the rubber match of a three games series.
With rain in the area and rain delays being a constant this year it’s a real possibility we get to see more Phillies yearbooks or adult softball leagues. Heavy rain came through the area early Sunday morning with flash flood warnings.
Rain will be in the area this afternoon but shouldn’t affect the game until the later innings around 4 p.m.
Here’s everything needed for this afternoon’s scheduled game against Toronto with a familiar face on the mound.
Date: May 27, 2018
First Pitch: 1:35 PM ET
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stadium: Citizens Bank Park
Pitchers: Nick Pivetta (4-2, 3.23 ERA) vs J.A. Happ (6-3, 3.97 ERA)
Radio Station: 94 WIP, WSAN AM 1470 WTTM 1680; SN590; Siriux SM
TV Channel: NBCSP+; SNET, TVA Sports Live Online Stream: NBC Philadelphia (subscribers only)
- Cesar Hernandez, 2B
- Rhys Hoskins, LF
- Maikel Franco, 3B
- Carlos Santana, 1B
- Aaron Altherr, CF
- Nick Williams, RF
- Scott Kingery, SS
- Andrew Knapp, C
- Nick Pivetta, SP
In his last three starts, Pivetta has allowed just one run off 10 hits with 25 strikeouts and just two walks in 19 innings.
- Curtis Granderson, RF
- Josh Donaldson, 3B
- Justin Smoak, 1B
- Yangervis Solarte, SS
- Kevin Pillar, CF
- Russell Martin, C
- Dwight Smith Jr., LF
- Devon Travis, 2B
- J.A. Happ, SP
Happ was a Phillies homegrown pitcher drafted in the third round in 2004 and made his major league debut with the team in 2007. The lefty started four games during the 2008 season and finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting in 2009 after winning 12 games with a 2.95 ERA.
Philadelphia traded Happ along with prospects Jonathan Villar (now with Milwaukee) and outfielder Anthony Gose (who’s now trying to pitch for Texas in High-A ball) for veteran Roy Oswalt in 2010 at the trade deadline.
Enjoy the game and stay dry this Memorial Day weekend!