December 2, 2023

Wild Card is set — Phillies to face Marlins in NL Wild Card round, dates and times released


Philadelphia Phillies' Brandon Marsh, top, beats the throw to Miami Marlins' Luis Arraez, bottom, for a double during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 10, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

We are set.

The Phillies will face the Miami Marlins in the National League Wild Card round.

Game 1 is on Tuesday. All three games will take place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and start at 8:08 p.m. EDT. and broadcasted on ESPN.

The Marlins clinched the postseason on Saturday with a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. An Arizona Diamondbacks loss to the Houston Astros Sunday confirmed Miami would finish at the second Wild Card spot. The Marlins had the tiebreaker over the Diamondbacks, hence why they get the higher seed.

The Marlins ended the year hot. Entering Sunday, they won five of their last six. With Arizona losing four straight to end the season, the Marlins practically snuck into the fifth playoff spot and are rewarded with a date with the Phillies.

Currently, Miami is working with just three starting pitchers, and all of them are lined up to pitch in the best-of-three series.

Nothing has been officially announced, but here are the projected starting pitching matchups:

Both of the Marlins’ top starting pitchers, Sandy Alcantara and Eury Pérez, will miss the series due to injury. Luis Arraez has been dealing with an ankle injury, however, he told reporters he expects to be in the lineup on Tuesday.

The Marlins won the season series over the Phillies 7-6. Four of the Marlins’ seven wins against the Phillies this season came in one-run games.

The Phillies will hold a workout on Monday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park prior to the start of the series.

The Philly Sports Reports SeatGeek Phillies postseason pregame shows return for the 2023 playoffs. For the Wild Card series, all streams will kick off at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Watch on YouTube, Facebook, and X, formerly known as Twitter.

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