Get ready for a big NL East clash.
The Philadelphia Phillies, winners of 12 of their last 14 games, head to the Big Apple for a three-game showdown with the first-place New York Mets starting Friday night.
The Mets have had the upper hand in the duel so far this season, winning nine of the first 12 games against their division rival. But the two teams haven’t faced each other since late May, when Philadelphia was still below .500.
Now, more than two months later, the Phillies and Mets will meet again while both earning a playoff spot.
Here’s what you need to know to watch Friday’s series opener in New York:
What TV channel is the Phillies game airing on today?
The Phillies-Mets series opener will not be available on cable television.
How can I watch the Phillies game today?
Friday’s Phillies-Mets game will stream exclusively on Apple TV+. An Apple TV+ subscription is not required to stream the game, but you do need an Apple account.
For more information on which devices you can access the Apple TV app with, click here. You can stream the game online via Apple TV+ here.
What time does the Phillies game start today?
The first pitch at Citi Field is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.
Who’s pitching for the Phillies today?
Ranger Suarez will take the mound for the Phils. The southpaw, who is 8-5 with a 3.68 ERA, faced the Mets in his first start of the season, giving up three runs in 2.1 innings of work.
Suarez will be pitted against three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, who is 8-2 with a 1.98 ERA. Scherzer has been brilliant since returning from a side injury in early June, going at least six innings without giving up more than two earned runs in each of his seven starts.
This will actually be the Phillies’ fourth time seeing Scherzer this season, with the Mets going 2-1 in his first three starts. While Scherzer is posting strong career numbers against Philadelphia (14-5 with a 2.68 ERA), he’s struggled a bit in his last two outings. The Phils scored it for four runs in six innings on May 1 and three on 10 hits in six innings on May 8.