The Phillies (57-49) struck the first blow in a crucial four-game series, beating the Marlins (57-50) on Monday night. In the process, Philadelphia jumped right back into a wild card spot in the extremely competitive battle for playoff places. You get the feeling there's several twists and turns due in the coming days, in both the Miami series specifically and the playoff race in general. All the Phillies can do is focus on their games and let everything else play out accordingly.
Probable starting pitchers
The narrative was set for Ranger Suárez (2-5) this year, when lingering issues with his left arm kept him out of the lineup until mid-May. Since returning, he's endured up-and-down returns, highlighted by a 1.08 ERA during June and a 6.11 ERA in July. The bar is high for Suárez, who was lights out in Game 3 of last year's World Series but retains a reputation for being too inconsistent to reach his full potential. His previous start versus the Orioles saw him allow seven hits and four earned runs in 6.0 innings, and the Phillies need better from him on Tuesday night.
It was always going to be tough for Sandy Alcántara (4-9) to match his form of last season, which saw him unanimously picked as the NL Cy Young winner. However, it's still shocking that he's currently projected to have the worst ERA of his Major League career. At the same time, it's worth noting Alcántara's 3.31 ERA during July was his best month yet this season. Further, he's coming off an outstanding performance against the Rays, which saw him allow just five hits and one earned one in his second complete game of the year.
Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup, August 1
- 1. DH Kyle Schwarber
- 2. 3B Alec Bohm
- 3. 1B Bryce Harper
- 4. RF Nick Castellanos
- 5. 2B Bryson Stott
- 6. C J.T. Realmuto
- 7. SS Trea Turner
- 8. LF Brandon Marsh
- 9. CF Johan Rojas
Miami Marlins starting lineup, August 1
- 1. 2B Luis Arraez
- 2. RF Jorge Soler
- 3. DH Garrett Cooper
- 4. LF Avisail Garcia
- 5. CF Bryan De La Cruz
- 6. SS Jon Berti
- 7. LB Yuki Gurriel
- 8. 3B Jean Segura
- 9. C Jacob Stallings
What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on tonight?
- Game time - 6:40 pm ET
- The Phillies broadcast will be televised on NBCSP.
- The Marlins broadcast will be televised on BSFL.
How do I stream the Philadelphia Phillies game tonight?
How can I listen to the Philadelphia Phillies game tonight?
- The Phillies broadcast will be on 94 WIP and WTTM 1680.
- Marlins fans can tune into the game on FOX 940 and WAQI 710.