The Philadelphia Phillies (64-52) took care of business on Thursday, to secure a memorable series versus the Nationals. As a result, they maintain the first wild card spot in the NL and saw their advantage increase to 4.5 games over the chasing pack for a playoff place. This time last year, Philadelphia was in the second wild card position with a 65-51 record, and held a 2.5 game advantage for a playoff spot. Next up, they host the Twins (60-57), who are coming off a demoralizing series loss to the Tigers.
Probable starting pitchers
- Cristopher Sánchez (0-3) had proven to be a pleasant surprise, since entering the Phillies rotation in mid-June as a regular starter. Along these lines he is currently projected to set single-season bests in a number of categories, including ERA (3.44), WHIP (0.955) and walk-rate (4.4 percent), albeit in just 10 starts to date. Having said this, Sánchez had his worst outing of the year last time out, versus the Royals. He allowed six hits and six earned runs in 5.0 innings, and will be aiming to bounce back against the Twins.
- Dallas Keuchel (0-0) has undoubtedly enjoyed an excellent career, which includes a Cy Young Award, five Gold Gloves, two All-Star games and a World Series championship. However, the 35-year-old has been on a bit of a decline these past two seasons. This year he was out of baseball, until he signed a Minor League contract with the Twins in June. He made his first Major League start of the season on Sunday versus the Diamondbacks and while he did give up eight hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, he only allowed one run.
Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup, August 11
- 1. DH Kyle Schwarber
- 2. 1B Alec Bohm
- 3. SS Trea Turner
- 4. RF Nick Castellanos
- 5. 2B Bryson Stott
- 6. C J.T. Realmuto
- 7. LF Weston Wilson
- 8. 3B Edmundo Sosa
- 9. CF Johan Rojas
Minnesota Twins starting lineup, August 11
- 1. 3B Willi Castro
- 2. LF Jordan Luplow
- 3. SS Carlos Correa
- 4. C Ryan Jeffers
- 5. DH Jorge Polanco
- 6. RF Max Kepler
- 7. 2B Kyle Farmer
- 8. CF Michael A. Taylor
- 9. 1B Joey Gallo
What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on tonight?
- Game time - 7:05 pm ET
- NBC 10 and TeleXitos will have the Phillies broadcast.
- The Twins broadcast will be on Bally Sports North.
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.
- Twins fans can tune into the game on TIBN, WCCO, 102.9 The Wolf and Audacy.