The Phillies and Mets meet in Williamsport for the Little League Classic
For the second consecutive year, a Major League Baseball game will be played in Williamsport during the Little League World Series. Dubbed the Little League Classic, the Phillies and Mets will face off at the home of the Phillies minor league affiliate, the Williamsport Crosscutters and the home of the Little League World Series.
The Little League Classic also kicks off the Players Weekend, meaning each team will wear unique uniforms and players will have nicknames on the back of their jersey.
Here’s how to watch the Little League Classic.
Date: August 19, 2018
First Pitch: 7:05 PM ET
Location: Williamsport, PA
Stadium: BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field
Pitchers: Jason Vargas (2-8, 8.10 ERA) vs Nick Pivetta (7-9, 4.37 ERA)
Radio Station: 94 WIP, WTTM 1680; 710 WOR, ESPN Deportes 1050
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: ESPN
Here are the lineups for the Little League Classic with the player nicknames:
- Cesar Hernandez, 2B (Cesita)
- Rhys Hoskins, LF (Big Fella)
- Carlos Santana, 1B (Slamtana)
- Wilson Ramos, C (Buffalo)
- Asdrubal Cabrera, 3B (Chiqitín)
- Nick Williams, RF (Nicky Dubs)
- Scott Kingery, SS (Jetpax)
- Odubel Herrera, CF (Torito)
- Nick Pivetta, SP (Pivetta)
Pivetta has pitched into the sixth inning in six consecutive games, and has a 1.50 ERA in August.
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- Ahmed Rosario, SS (El Niño)
- Jeff McNeil, 2B (JT)
- Wilmer Flores, 1B (Catire)
- Michael Conforto, LF (Scooter)
- Todd Frazier, 3B (Toddfather)
- Austin Jackson, CF (A-Jax)
- Jose Bautista, RF (Joeybats)
- Kevin Plawecki, C (Plaw Dawg)
- Jason Vargas, SP (Vargy)
Vargas has a 4.02 ERA in four games against the Phillies, but hasn’t faced them since 2011 when he threw a three-hit shutout as a member of the Mariners. Ryan Howard and Ben Francisco provided the only hits
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