Phillies probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Nationals, May 17

Zack Wheeler takes the mound for the series opener against the Nationals on Friday.
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler will start on Friday
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler will start on Friday / Rich Storry/GettyImages

After a disappointing end to their series against the Mets, in which starter Taijuan Walker limped off the field after getting hit by a comebacker, the Philadelphia Phillies (31-14) will host another division rival for a three-game weekend series. The Washington Nationals (20-22) come to town on Friday having lost two in a row and six of their last 10.

The Phillies sit 2.5 games up on the Atlanta Braves for first in the NL East heading into action today. They're 9.5 games ahead of the Nationals, who are 13-12 on the road this season. Young shortstop CJ Abrams continues to lead the way for the Nats, hitting .261 with an .814 OPS, seven home runs, 20 RBI and eight stolen bases.

Phillies vs. Nationals probable pitchers, May 17

  • Zack Wheeler (4-3) will take the hill, looking to bounce back from his uncharacteristic rough outing in Miami last weekend. The Phillies ace had easily his worst outing of the year against the Marlins, surrendering six runs on six hits and three walks with just two strikeouts through four laborious innings. Wheeler still has a 2.53 ERA and 10.97 K/9 through nine starts this season.
  • Jake Irvin (2-3) will start for the visitors. The 27-year-old right-hander comes in with a 3.55 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in eight starts. Four of his outings this year have been quality starts. In his most recent start, he held the Red Sox to two runs on four hits with six strikeouts over seven innings. The Phillies scored four runs on five hits through six innings against Irvin in April.

Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup, May 17

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

Washington Nationals starting lineup, May 17

  • 1. SS CJ Abrams
  • 2. RF Eddie Rosario
  • 3. DH Joey Meneses
  • 4. 2B Luis García Jr.
  • 5. 1B Joey Gallo
  • 6. C Keibert Ruiz
  • 7. LF Jesse Winker
  • 8. 3B Nick Senzel
  • 9. CF Victor Robles

What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on today?

  • Game time: 6:40 p.m. ET.
  • NBCSP will have the Phillies broadcast.
  • The Nationals broadcast will be on MASN.

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.
  • Nationals fans can tune into the game on 106.7 The Fan, DC 87.7 and La Pantera 100.7 FM/1220 AM.