Astros vs. Phillies: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch
Kyle Tucker and the Houston Astros (14-12) host Nicholas Castellanos and the Philadelphia Phillies (14-13) at 5:10 PM ET on Saturday.
If you’re planning on watching this game, keep reading for streaming and TV options for the Houston-Philadelphia matchup.
When is Astros vs. Phillies and when does it start?
This game between the Astros and Phillies will begin on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Be ready to see the opening pitch at 5:10 PM ET.
Where to watch Astros vs. Phillies
The Astros and Phillies will hit the diamond at Minute Maid Park for this matchup on April 29, and if you’d like to see the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on MLB Network.
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Astros vs. Phillies Game Preview
These squads meet again after the Phillies’ 3-1 victory over the Astros yesterday. Aaron Nola (8.0 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 6 K) earned the win for the Phillies. Edmundo Sosa went 2-for-3 with two doubles to lead the team on offense. Framber Valdez (7.0 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 3 K) was credited with the loss on the mound for the Astros.
Astros Stats, Odds & Insights
The Astros have won 43.8% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (7-9).
Houston ranks 23rd in MLB action with 25 home runs. They average one per game.
The Astros rank 20th in MLB, slugging .378.
Houston has the second-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.16).
Astros pitchers combine for the No. 6 WHIP in MLB (1.188).
Phillies Stats, Odds & Insights
This season, the Phillies have won four out of the 10 games in which they’ve been the underdog.
Philadelphia has hit 29 homers this season, which ranks 17th in the majors.
The Phillies are fifth in MLB with a .440 slugging percentage this season.
Philadelphia pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.46 ERA this year, which ranks 18th in MLB.
The Phillies rank 13th in MLB with a combined 1.288 WHIP this season.
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Astros Starter Recent Performance: Cristian Javier
|at Braves||Apr. 23||6.0||3||2||1||10||2|
|vs. Blue Jays||Apr. 17||5.0||3||1||1||5||2|
|at Pirates||Apr. 11||6.0||5||4||4||3||1|
|vs. Tigers||Apr. 5||6.0||5||1||1||5||0|
|vs. White Sox||Mar. 31||5.0||8||3||3||6||1|
Phillies Starter Recent Performance: Zack Wheeler
|vs. Rockies||Apr. 23||6.0||3||3||3||11||3|
|at White Sox||Apr. 18||5.0||8||4||4||5||0|
|vs. Marlins||Apr. 12||6.0||3||1||1||6||3|
|vs. Reds||Apr. 7||5.1||5||2||2||5||3|
|at Rangers||Apr. 1||4.1||7||5||4||7||1|
Astros Key Players to Watch
Cristian Javier (2-0) takes the mound for the Astros in his sixth start of the season. He has a 3.21 ERA in 28 2/3 innings pitched, with 29 strikeouts.
The righty last pitched on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves, when he tossed six innings, allowing one earned run while giving up three hits.
The 26-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.21, with 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings, in five games this season. Opponents are hitting .226 against him.
Tucker is batting .289 with five home runs and 19 RBI for Houston this season.
Alex Bregman is batting .222 with an OBP of .353 and a slugging percentage of .354 this season.
Yordan Alvarez leads the club in homers (six) and runs batted in (27) this season.
Phillies Key Players to Watch
Zack Wheeler (2-1) will take the mound for the Phillies, his sixth start of the season.
The right-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed six innings while giving up three earned runs on three hits in a matchup with the Colorado Rockies.
The 32-year-old has pitched in five games this season with an ERA of 4.72, a 3.4 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.350.
Castellanos has 10 doubles, three home runs and 10 walks while hitting .320.
Brandon Marsh’s .346 batting average leads his team.
Alec Bohm has a team-best 20 runs batted in.
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