Phillies vs. Rangers: Game 25 Preview

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By Michael Lipinsky, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Philadelphia Phillies (11-13) will look to split their two-game series against the Texas Rangers (9-14) Wednesday night in South Philly. Texas won Game 1 of the series 6-4 on Tuesday night.

The first pitch is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. from Citizens Bank Park.

pitch match

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

Martin Perez will be looking to pick up his first win of the season and his first since returning to the Texas Rangers. Owner of a career 4.69 ERA, Perez holds a career record of 2-1 against Philadelphia. He last faced them in 2021 going 1-1 with a 5.59 ERA.

Zack Wheeler is looking for its second straight win of the season on Wednesday night. Wheeler won the “W” in his last outing, a six-inning, one-hitter, no-run appearance against Colorado on April 28. He’s 1-0 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 home run and 5 RBIs
  • Nick Castellanos: .444 AVG with 1 home run and 4 RBIs
  • Didi Gregoire: .364 AVG with 3 home runs and 4 RBIs
  • Jean Segura: .296 AVG with 3 home runs and 6 RBIs

Corey Seager is the only player in Texas’ starting lineup to have an RBI on Philadelphia pitcher Zack Wheeler. He’s 3-for-5 with three career singles against Wheeler.

where to watch

Television: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Radio: 94.1 WIP-FM and the Phillies Radio Network



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