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Josh Maurer will fill in for Tom McCarthy this weekend

Citizens Bank Park has been home to the Phillies since 2004. (Tim Kelly/Phillies Nation)

Josh Maurer will fill in for Tom McCarthy on Saturday and Sunday’s Philadelphia Phillies broadcasts on NBC Sports Philadelphia, as first noted by Joe McDonald of The Worcester Telegram.

Maurer is currently the play-by-play announcer for the Worcester Woo Sox, who are in their first season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Previously, Maurer had been the play-by-play voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox, who had been the Red Sox Triple-A affiliate. A graduate of Lower Merion High School, Maurer has filled in on both television and radio for the Red Sox for seven years.

McCarthy — who has been the lead television voice of the Phillies since Hall of Famer Harry Kalas passed away in April of 2009 — will be calling the Arizona Cardinals-Tennessee Titans game Sunday afternoon for CBS. The 53-year-old will be paired with former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber on the telecast.

When McCarthy was on an NFL preseason assignment in August, his son — Pat — called two games in San Diego. The younger McCarthy is the voice of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Triple-A affiliates of the Phillies. He received tremendous reviews for his work alongside Rubén Amaro Jr. on the telecasts. Pat endorsed Maurer upon the announcement that he would be doing this week’s games:


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  1. Philip Clarke

    September 10, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Tremendous reviews?


    September 10, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Does not matter. Phils are DONE! Even the best behind the mike can not make this sow’s butt into a silk purse. They officially threw in towel in Milwaukee. 10-0, 4-3, 11-3? Losses tell it all. Bryce ONLY ONE pulling his weight. Too little, way too late.

  3. Joe

    September 11, 2021 at 7:14 am

    Pl have Robot clueless TM and Florida a Paycheck Kruk stay / go away ….

    Turn sound off

  4. Prickly Pete

    September 11, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    If Rubin’s involved it will suck.

  5. John

    September 11, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Why does it feel like NBC Sports is trying out new announcers for next year? Pat McCarthy and Josh Maurer seem like some good replacements. Amaro is a better studio person and Kruk looks like he never wants to be there. Rollins stops by for the free pizza but that’s okay, he has energy. (He would be an excellent field reporter, but NBC is too cheap to pay for one now)

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