A four game series against the Dodgers kicks off the Philadelphia Phillies west coast trip
The Philadelphia Phillies are set to play their first game of an extended west coast road trip, also their first of the season. With four games against the Dodgers followed by three against the Giants and Cubs the Phillies have an opportunity to gain ground on their 10-12 road record.
Philadelphia has been outscored on the road 101-87 in 22 games, but are still four games over .500 in May, alone.
Here’s everything needed for tonight’s season series opener against the Dodgers.
Date: May 28, 2018
First Pitch: 8:10 PM ET
Location: Los Angeles, California
Stadium: Dodgers Stadium
Pitchers: Brock Stewart (0-0, 3.72 ERA) vs Vince Velasquez (4-5, 4.18 ERA)
Radio Station: 94 WIP, WSAN AM 1470 WTTM 1680; AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020; Siriux SM
TV Channel: NBCSP+; SportsNet LA, SNLA Spanish
Live Online Stream: NBC Philadelphia (subscribers only)
- Cesar Herandez, 2B
- Rhys Hoskins, LF
- Odubel Herrera, CF
- Carlos Santana, 1B
- Maikel Franco, 3B
- Nick Williams, RF
- Scott Kingery, SS
- Jorge Alfaro, C
- Vince Velasquez, SP
Velasquez has historically struggled against the Dodgers in three games (two starts) with an 11.45 ERA. He’s allowed 14 earned runs in 18 innings with six home runs and 17 strikeouts.
Los Angeles Dodgers
- Joc Pederson, LF
- Max Muncy, 1B
- Justin Turner, 3B
- Yasmani Grandal, C
- Cody Bellinger, CF
- Chris Taylor, SS
- Chase Utley, 2B
- Yasiel Puig, RF
- Brock Stewart, SP
Only two Phillies, Alfaro and Altherr, have faced Brock with Altherr hitting a home run. Grandal is four for six with two homers against Velasquez.
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