Phillies vs. Nationals: Lineups, starters, how to watch for April 6

The lineups are set as Ranger Suárez and the Philadelphia Phillies prepare to take on Jake Irvin and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park.
Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Kyle Schwarber
Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Kyle Schwarber / Greg Fiume/GettyImages

On the day their new City Connect uniforms dropped, the Philadelphia Phillies (3-4) won the opening game of their series with the Washington Nationals (2-5) on Friday — they'll try to even their record at .500 today. The Phillies' bats managed to score some runs with small-ball in the 4-0 win over the NL East rival, despite leaving 12 runners on base.

Kyle Schwarber singled in a pair of runs in the second inning and is now hitting .286 with an .855 OPS on the year. Aaron Nola picked up the win with a strong 5 2/3 innings, striking out four Nationals along the way and taking sole possession of fourth all-time on the franchise strikeout list.

Phillies vs. Nationals probable pitchers

  • The Phillies will send Ranger Suárez (0-0) to the mound today. The lefty had a solid start against the Atlanta Braves in his season debut, throwing five innings with seven strikeouts. He gave up only three hits in the outing but allowed three runs, taking a no-decision in the Phillies' first win in 2024. Suárez went 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA in three starts against the Nationals last season, striking out 13 over 18 innings.
  • Jake Irvin, 27, will counter for the Nationals. The right-hander also took a no-decision in his first start of the season at Cincinnati. He struck out four Reds in five innings but surrendered three runs on seven hits. Irvin made one start against the Phillies in 2023, his debut season, and pitched a gem. He went six innings, striking out seven and scattering five hits while keeping the Phillies off the scoreboard. He did walk two and hit a pair of batters.

Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup, April 6

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

Washington Nationals starting lineup, April 6

  • 1. SS CJ Abrams
  • 2. RF Lane Thomas
  • 3. DH Joey Meneses
  • 4. 1B Joey Gallo
  • 5. C Keibert Ruiz
  • 6. LF Jesse Winker
  • 7. 2B Ildemaro Vargas
  • 8. 3B Trey Lipscomb
  • 9. CF Jacob Young

What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on today?

  • Game time: 4:05 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 and DC 87.7.