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Phillies vs. Rangers: Game 25 Preview

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By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Philadelphia Phillies (11-13) will look to split their two-game series against the Texas Rangers (9-14) on Wednesday night in South Philly. Texas took the first game of the series 6-4 on Tuesday night. 

First pitch is set for 6:45 p.m. from Citizens Bank Park. 

Pitching Matchup

Martin Perez (0-2, 3.00 ERA) vs. Zack Wheeler (1-3 5.79 ERA)

Martin Perez will look to get his first win of the season and first since returning to the Texas Rangers.  The owner of a 4.69 career ERA, Perez owns a 2-1 career record against Philadelphia.  He last faced them in 2021 going 1-1 with a 5.59 ERA.

Zack Wheeler is looking for his second consecutive win of the season on Wednesday night.  Wheeler earned the “W” in his last outing, a six-inning, one hit, no run appearance against Colorado on April 28.  He owns a 1-0 record with a 1.35 ERA in two career starts against Texas.  

Players to Watch

A handful of Phillies have above-average career numbers against Texas starter Martin Perez:

  • Alec Bohm: .714 AVG with 1-homer and 5 RBI’s
  • Nick Castellanos: .444 AVG with 1-homer and 4 RBI’s
  • Didi Gregorious: .364 AVG with 3-homers and 4 RBI’s
  • Jean Segura: .296 AVG with 3-homers and 6 RBI’s

Corey Seager is the only player in Texas’s starting lineup that has an RBI off of Philadelphia pitcher Zack Wheeler.  He is 3-for-5 with three singles in his career against Wheeler.  

Where to Watch

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia 

Radio: 94.1 WIP-FM and the Phillies Radio Network

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