Monday saw the Phillies (76-61) set a new club record, with seven consecutive games of two or more home runs. This included Kyle Schwarber reaching 40 homers for a second straight season, and Trea Turner hitting his seventh in seven games. Most importantly of course though, the Phillies won 9-7 in San Diego and maintained a 2.5 game lead for the top NL Wild Card spot. Now they'll aim to make it two out of two versus the Padres (65-74) on Tuesday night.
Probable starting pitchers
- Michael Lorenzen (8-8) continues to struggle since the first no-hitter of his Major League career. In his three starts since that game versus the Nationals, he has given up a combined 24 hits, six walks and 13 earned runs. In fact Lorenzen has worse overall statistics in Philadelphia compared to Detroit this season, as evidenced by a 4.22 ERA, 5.48 FIP and 1.281 WHIP in five starts for the Phillies. Last time out he allowed eight hits, two walks and four runs (three earned) in 6.0 innings versus the Angels.
- Pedro Avila (0-2) has been forced into a starter role, due to the Padres' recent issue with injuries to the rotation. Last time out Avila was quite unfortunate versus the Giants, as while he gave up six runs in 3.0 innings, five of them were unearned due to several defensive errors. On the flip side, his prior outing against the Brewers saw him allow five earned runs in 4.1 innings. On the season, the righty has a 2.67 ERA, 2.83 FIP and 1.385 WHIP in 30.1 combined innings.
Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup, September 5
- 1. DH Kyle Schwarber
- 2. RF Nick Castellanos
- 3. 1B Bryce Harper
- 4. 3B Alec Bohm
- 5. 2B Bryson Stott
- 6. CF Brandon Marsh
- 7. LF Jake Cave
- 8. SS Edmundo Sosa
- 9. C Garrett Stubbs
San Diego Padres starting lineup, September 5
- 1. 2B Ha-Seong Kim
- 2. RF Fernando Tatis Jr.
- 3. LF Juan Soto
- 4. DH Manny Machado
- 5. SS Xander Bogaerts
- 6. C Luis Campusano
- 7. 1B Matt Carpenter
- 8. 3B Matthew Batten
- 9. CF Trent Grisham
What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on tonight?
- Game time - 9:40 pm ET
- NBCSP will have the Phillies broadcast.
- The Padres broadcast will be on SDPA.
- The game will be broadcast nationally on MLB Network for out-of-network viewers only.
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.
- Padres fans can tune into the game on KWFN 97.3 and XEMO 860.