The Phillies will live stream their Tuesday through Friday intrasquad games
Philadelphia Phillies fans asked, and the team has answered.
Starting Tuesday and through the end of the week leading up to Saturday’s exhibition opener, on the road against the Washington Nationals, the Phillies will stream their four intrasquad games, according to The Athletic’s Meghan Montemurro.
The games — to be called by the regular NBC Sports Philadelphia television crew, including Tom McCarthy entering his 20th season doing so in the majors — can be watched on the official team website, as well as on their official Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube social media accounts.
McCarthy will be joined by Kevin Frandsen on Tuesday night’s broadcast, set to begin at 6:05 p.m. Hard-throwing right-handers Zack Wheeler and Vince Velasquez will each start and throw at least four innings for the two teams, notes NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury.
It had been previously reported that the first live action Phillies baseball fans would see would not come until their lone exhibition game at home, Sunday opposite the Orioles.
Now, with the Phillies and others teams streaming their intrasquad games, the first taste will come much sooner.
For the first time, fans will see a Joe Girardi red pinstripes-led team take the field. They will get their first glimpse of shortstop Didi Gregorius and top hitting prospect Alec Bohm, as well as Andrew McCutchen manning the outfield for the first time since his June 2019 torn ACL injury. Could Bryce Harper man the hot corner as he did in Tuesday’s contest in which Aaron Nola started? Maybe. You never know.
Fans will have to get used to watching and listening from a far, however. On Tuesday, it had been reported that with the ban on large public event gatherings, City of Philadelphia health officials are asking the Phillies to not have fans attend games in person this season.