The Phillies (69-58) suffered a tough end to the Giants series, as they ultimately lost the finale after Bryce Harper dramatically forced extra innings. They have at least maintained the first wild card spot in the NL, but the gap is shrinking. With this in mind, it's a good time to host a Cardinals (56-72) ballclub with the second-worst record in the NL. Not that it will be an easy series (think Nationals), but it's still imperative the Phillies find a way to take at least two of the three games over the weekend.
Probable starting pitchers
- Cristopher Sánchez (1-3) continues to be a pleasant surprise, with a breakout campaign during his third year in the Majors. He has only once allowed more than three earned runs in his 12 starts, on the way to a decent 3.36 ERA and strong 1.026 WHIP. Sánchez also has a 22.7 percent strikeout rate and impressive 4.7 percent walk rate. Last time out he allowed seven hits, no walks and three runs (two earned) in 6.0 innings versus the Nationals, while also striking out five in a Phillies win.
- Maybe it's the combination of the moustache and wearing the classic/timeless St. Louis Cardinals jersey, but Miles Mikolas (6-9) makes you think you've gone back in time. Actually, he probably wishes he could go back in time, to last year's All-Star season which featured a (qualifying) career-low 1.033 WHIP. This year has been a struggle for Mikolas with a 4.55 ERA and 1.300 WHIP, although he continues to tough it out, highlighted by the most starts in the Majors. His last game against the Mets saw him give up seven hits, two walks and a season-high seven earned runs in 4.2 innings.
Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup, August 25
- 1. LF Kyle Schwarber
- 2. SS Trea Turner
- 3. DH Bryce Harper
- 4. RF Nick Castellanos
- 5. 2B Bryson Stott
- 6. 3B Alec Bohm
- 7. CF Brandon Marsh
- 8. 1B Jake Cave
- 9. C Garrett Stubbs
St. Louis Cardinals starting lineup, August 25
- 1. CF Tommy Edman
- 2. LF Tyler O'Neill
- 3. 1B Paul Goldschmidt
- 4. 3B Nolan Arenado
- 5. DH Willson Contreras
- 6. C Andrew Knizner
- 7. RF Jordan Walker
- 8. 2B Taylor Motter
- 9. SS Masyn Winn
What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on tonight?
- Game time - 7:05 pm ET
- NBCSP will have the Phillies broadcast.
- The Cardinals broadcast will be on BSMW.
- On a national stage, the game will be broadcast 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.
- Cardinalss fans can tune into the game on 1120 KMOX KNBR 680.