Game 159 Preview: Win and In for the Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies (86-73) take on the Houston Astros (104-55) in the first of a three-game set in the Space City. It begins the final series of the season and marks the Phillies-Astros first matchup of the season.

The Phillies will make the postseason for the first time in 11-seasons with a win over Houston or a Milwaukee Brewers loss.

First pitch is set for 8:10 PM/Eastern from Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Starting Pitchers

Aaron Nola (10-13, 3.36 ERA) vs. Lance McCullers, Jr. (4-1, 2.38)

Key Matchups

  • Only two Phillies hitters have a history against Houston starer Lance McCullers. Phillies OF Brandon Marsh is a career .286 hitter in seven at-bats against McCullers. Jean Segura has faced McCullers 21-times and is a career .190 hitter agains the Houston righty.
  • Phillies starter Aaron Nola is 1-0 in his career against Houston
  • Astros slugger Jose Altuve has a .667 career average against Nola (3 ABs)
  • Astros catcher Christian Vasquez has the most at-bats against Nola, seven, and has a career .286 average and one RBI

Bryce Harper

How to Watch/Listen

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia with Tom McCarthy and company

Radio: 94.1 WIP with Scott Franske and someone that’s not Larry Andersen


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