Philadelphia Phillies probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Texas Rangers, May 23

Zack Wheeler takes the ball looking to sweep the Rangers out of town.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

The Philadelphia Phillies (36-14) will attempt to sweep the defending World Series champion Texas Rangers (24-26) on Thursday afternoon. After taking Tuesday's opener 5-2, the bats came alive to back Taijuan Walker on Wednesday in an 11-4 win. They already have six series sweeps and have won 11 of their 17 series.

Wednesday's victory set a Phillies franchise record. Their 36th win marked the team's best record through 50 games. With a .720 winning percentage, they still have the best record in MLB, have the best run differential with +90 and, most importantly, remain 6.0 games up on the Atlanta Braves in the NL East.

Phillies vs. Rangers probable pitchers, May 23

  • Ace Zack Wheeler (5-3) will take the ball for the series finale today. The right-hander bounced back in his last start, with a seven-inning gem against the Nationals. He struck out six while allowing just two runs on three hits and three walks. He has a 2.52 ERA and 0.97 WHIP with a 10.53 K/9 through 10 starts this season.
  • Andrew Heaney (0-5) will start the finale for the Rangers. The 32-year-old lefty brings a 4.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in nine starts into this one. He has yet to pick up a win and went just 3 2/3 in his last start against the Angels. He has a 8.87 K/9 this season, which is below his career average of 9.56.

Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup, May 23

  • 1. DH Kyle Schwarber
  • 2. C J.T. Realmuto
  • 3. 1B Bryce Harper
  • 4. 3B Alec Bohm
  • 5. RF Nick Castellanos
  • 6. 2B Bryson Stott
  • 7. SS Edmundo Sosa
  • 8. LF Whit Merrifield
  • 9. CF Cristian Pache

Texas Rangers starting lineup, May 23

  • 1. 2B Marcus Semien
  • 2. LF Evan Carter
  • 3. SS Josh Smith
  • 4. DH Adolis García
  • 5. RF Travis Jankowski
  • 6. 1B Nathaniel Lowe
  • 7. CF Leody Taveras
  • 8. 3B Ezequiel Duran
  • 9. C Andrew Knizner

What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on today?

  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. ET.
  • NBC 10 will have the Phillies broadcast.
  • The Rangers broadcast will be on Bally Sports Southwest.

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.
  • Rangers fans can tune into the game on 105.3 The Fan and KFLC 1270.