Michael Lorenzen continues to struggle since his first career no-hitter, allowing eight hits, three walks and seven runs (six earned) on Tuesday night. With the offense also limited to just three hits, the result was a 8-0 blanking by the Padres (66-74). Fortunately for the Phillies (76-62), they remain in the top NL Wild Card position and 5.0 games ahead of the chasing pack for a playoff spot. They'll now aim to bounce back in Wednesday's rubber match and look to leave San Diego with a series win.
Probable starting pitchers
- Zack Wheeler (10-6) continues to have a strong season in Philadelphia. While his 3.62 ERA may not necessarily stand out, he also has a 2.97 FIP and 1.067 WHIP which is helped put by being on course for a career-low 4.5 percent walk-rate. In respect of Phillies pitchers, Wheeler leads the way with 3.7 WAR and 18 quality starts in 27 outings. Last time out he allowed five hits and three earned runs in 6.0 innings versus the Brewers, while striking out 10 batters in the process.
- The Padres might be under-performing as a team, but the same does not apply to Michael Wacha (11-2) specifically. He's overcome a shaky first month of the season to become arguably the Paders' second-best member of the rotation. Wacha's 2.85 ERA is on course to be the second-best of his 11-year Major League career, while he has also recorded a 3.86 FIP and 1.118 WHIP. In his previous start against the Giants, he gave up six hits and just two earned runs in 6.0 innings, while also striking out six.
Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup, September 6
- 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. CF Brandon Marsh
- 8. SS Edmundo Sosa
- 9. LF Jake Cave
San Diego Padres starting lineup, September 6
- 1. 2B Ha-Seong Kim
- 2. RF Fernando Tatis Jr.
- 3. LF Juan Soto
- 4. DH Manny Machado
- 5. SS Xander Bogaerts
- 6. 1B Garrett Cooper
- 7. C Gary Sanchez
- 8. 3B Matthew Batten
- 9. CF Trent Grisham
What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on today?
- Game time - 4:10 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 today?
How can I listen to the Philadelphia Phillies game today?
- 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.