Series Preview: Philadelphia Phillies at Texas Rangers

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The Philadelphia Phillies begin the defense of their National League Pennant on Thursday afternoon in Arlington, Texas against the American League’s Texas Rangers in the first of a three-game set from GlobeLife Field. 

Here’s a look at the Phillies-Rangers Series:

When: March 30 & April 1-2

Where: GlobeLife Field in Arlington, Texas

Start Times: Game 1 & 2- 4:05 PM/EDT, Game 3- 7:08 PM/EDT

Broadcast: All games on SportsRadio 94 WIP and the Phillies Radio Network

Telecast: Game 1- NBC10, Game 2- Fox, Game 3- ESPN

Probable Pitching Matchups

Game 1: Aaron Nola (2022: 11-13, 3.25 ERA) vs. Jacob deGrom (2022 w/NYM: 5-4, 3.08 ERA)

Game 2: Zack Wheeler (2022: 12-7, 2.82 ERA ) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (2022 w/BOS: 6-3, 3.87 ERA)

Game 3: Bailey Falter (2022: 6-4, 3.86 ERA ) vs. Martin Perez (2022: 12-8, 2.89 ERA)

Series History

The Phillies and Rangers have met 19-times, Texas holds a 12-7 series lead including nine consecutive wins.  The Ranger swept the 2022 season series 4-games to none. 

The last Phillies win came on March 31, 2014. The Fightins won 14-10, Cliff Lee (5IP, 11H, 8R, 8ER, 1BB, 1K) recorded the win. The Phils had homers from Jimmy Rollins, Marlon Byrd, and Cody Asche. Rollins led the Phillies with 4 RBIs while going 1-for-6 on the day.


  • Trea Turner will be making his Phillies regular season debut.  Turner slashed .391/.440/1.043 with five homers, and 11 RBIs in the 2023 World Baseball Classic. 
  • Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola has never faced the Texas Rangers
  • Texas will start two pitchers in a row who pitched elsewhere in 2022. Jacob deGrom on Thursday (NYM) and Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) on Saturday. 
  • Speaking of deGrom, the former Mets ace has a 9-1 career record with a 2.17 ERA in 20 appearances against the Phillies. 
  • The Rangers are predicted to finish 4th in the AL West with predictions ranging from 73-wins to 81-wins.
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