Phillies vs. Cardinals: Lineups, starters, injury updates, how to watch for April 8

The lineups are set as Spencer Turnbull and the Philadelphia Phillies prepare to take on Miles Mikolas and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
Philadelphia Phillies starter Spencer Turnbull will face the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday
Philadelphia Phillies starter Spencer Turnbull will face the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

The Philadelphia Phillies (4-5) let a winnable game get away from them on Sunday. They could not complete the sweep of an NL East rival Nationals team, with Edmundo Sosa providing all the offense in a 3-2 loss. Cristopher Sánchez wasn't as sharp as his first start and took the loss with three earned runs on six hits, three walks, and a single strikeout.

The Phillies still won their first series of the season in Washington and now will travel to Missouri to play the St. Louis Cardinals (5-5) for three games beginning on Monday. At .500 in the young season, the Cardinals sit last in the NL Central, 3.0 games back of the Pirates. The Phillies went 5-1 against the floundering Cardinals in 2023.

Phillies vs. Cardinals probable pitchers

  • Spencer Turnbull (1-0) will get the start to open the series against the Cardinals. The right-hander made quite an impression in his Phillies debut, striking out seven Cincinnati Reds over five scoreless innings. He used his full six-pitch arsenal in the start, relying primarily on his four-seam fastball (37 percent) and sweeper (28 percent), which generated 11 of his 16 called strikes and three of his eight whiffs. He threw 10 curveballs but got Reds hitters to whiff on three of the four swings they took against it.
  • The Cardinals will counter with veteran right-hander Miles Mikolas (1-1). In two starts this season, the 35-year-old has given up seven earned runs in 10 1/3 innings, with nine strikeouts. In 35 starts in 2023, he went 9-13 with a 4.78 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. Mikolas started, and lost, two games against the Phillies. He gave up 10 runs on 16 hits with just five strikeouts in 12 innings across the two games.

Phillies vs. Cardinals injury updates

  • The Cardinals are without starting pitcher Sonny Gray (right hamstring strain), who started the season on the 15-day IL. However, the right-hander is expected to return during this series, possibly to start on Tuesday night.
  • St. Louis is also currently without reliever Keynan Middleton (strained forearm), first baseman Matt Carpenter (strained oblique), utilityman Tommy Edman (arthroscopic wrist surgery), and outfielders Dylan Carlson (sprained shoulder) and Lars Nootbaar (non-displaced rib fractures).

Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup, April 8

  • 1. DH Kyle Schwarber
  • 2. SS Trea Turner
  • 3. 1B Bryce Harper
  • 4. 3B Alec Bohm
  • 5. 2B Bryson Stott
  • 6. RF Nick Castellanos
  • 7. LF Brandon Marsh
  • 8. C Garrett Stubbs
  • 9. CF Johan Rojas

St. Louis Cardinals starting lineup, April 8

  • 1. LF Brendan Donovan
  • 2. 1B Paul Goldschmidt
  • 3. C Willson Contreras
  • 4. 3B Nolan Arenado
  • 5. 2B Nolan Gorman
  • 6. RF Jordan Walker
  • 7. DH Alec Burleson
  • 8. SS Masyn Winn
  • 9. CF Victor Scott II

What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on today?

  • Game time: 7:45 p.m. ET
  • NBCSP will have the Phillies broadcast.
  • The Cardinals broadcast will be on Bally Sports Midwest.

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.
  • Cardinals fans can tune into the game on KMOX 1120 AM / 98.7 FM, Cardinals Radio Network, and WIJR AM 880 (En Español).