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Arrieta gets ball as Phillies look for series victory

Jake Arrieta will start for the Phillies Tuesday night. (Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

As underwhelming as the Philadelphia Phillies have been at times during the 2019 campaign, it’s Aug. 6 and they are tied for the top spot in the National League Wild Card race with the division-rival Washington Nationals.

Tuesday night, the Phillies will look to clinch a series victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, who enter the day three-and-a-half games behind them in a crowded National League Wild Card race.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday evening’s Phillies-Diamondbacks tilt:

Phillies Lineup 

  1. Corey Dickerson, left field
  2. Rhys Hoskins, first base
  3. Bryce Harper, right field
  4. J.T. Realmuto, catcher
  5. Jean Segura, shortstop
  6. Cesar Hernandez, second base
  7. Scott Kingery, third base
  8. Adam Haseley, center field
  9. Jake Arrieta, pitcher

Diamondbacks Lineup 

  1. Jarrod Dyson, right field
  2. Ketel Marte, center field
  3. Eduardo Escobar, second base
  4. David Peralta, left field
  5. Christian Walker, first base
  6. Jake Lamb, third base
  7. Nick Ahmed, shortstop
  8. Alex Avila, catcher
  9. Mike Leake, pitcher

Shibe Vintage Sports Starting Pitching Matchup

  • Jake Arrieta (8-8, 4.44 ERA and 4.87 FIP) vs. Mike Leake (9-8, 4.27 ERA and 4.72 FIP)
  • The Phillies revealed on June 7 that Arrieta was pitching through a bone spur in his right elbow. He’s pitched through it, but it has limited his ability to go deep into games. The last time that the 33-year-old pitched six full innings was on June 30 in Miami.
  • This will be Leake’s first start with the Diamondbacks after he was acquired before the July 31 trade deadline.

Pregame Phillies Nuggets

  1. In the last 15 days, Jean Segura is hitting .366 in 41 at-bats.
  2. Ketel Marte’s 5.3 fWAR is tied with Xander Bogaerts for the fourth best mark among all position players in 2019. The only everyday players with a higher fWAR than Marte in 2019 are Mike Trout, Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger.
  3. J.T. Realmuto is hitting .350 in his first 20 at-bats in August.
  4. In 98 career at-bats against the Phillies, David Peralta has hit .378 with five home runs and 21 RBIs.
  5. Scott Kingery, who homered in Monday night’s win over the Diamondbacks, is hitting .318 with a .571 slugging percentage in Phillies victories this season.

Programming Information

  • Chase Field
  • 9:40 p.m. ET
  • NBC Sports Philadelphia
  • SportsRadio 94 WIP


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