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San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies Game 3 of the NLCS: pitchers, lineups, stats, etc.

The Padres and Phillies meet up for the tenth time this season for Game 3 of the NLCS

Phillies - Padres en vivo, MLB Playoffs: Serie de Campeonato en directo

Twelve years after the Phillies were eliminated by the Giants in Game 6 in October, 2010, Philadelphia finally plays host to an NLCS game for the first time. The Phillies, who are 6-2 SU in home NLCS games since moving to Citizens Bank Park, face off the San Diego Padres in Game 3 of the best-of-seven series.

The Padres have a 45-36 record on the road and an 89-73 record overall.

Historically speaking, there is a huge chance that the winner of Game 3 of the NLCS between the Padres and Phillies will be going to the World Series.

In MLB postseason history, the Game 3 winner goes on to win a best-of-seven series nearly 70% of the time.

Related: Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres Game 2 of the NLCS: reactions and takeaways

Starting pitchers:

RHP Joe Musgrove (10-7, 2.93 ERA) vs. RHP Ranger Suàrez (10-7, 3.65 ERA)

In two postseason starts for San Diego, right-hander Musgrove has allowed just two runs over 13 innings of work for a 1.38 ERA. The NL All-Star is in the top 10% of NL pitchers in exit velocity (86.4). Additionally, he’s 2-0 with a 3.66 ERA in nine MLB postseason appearances.

As for the Phillies, left-hander Suarez will be making his second MLB postseason start. In his NLDS Game 1 start against Atlanta, Suarez walked a career-high five batters, but only allowed one run over 3.1 innings of work.

Friday’s game is the 10th time these teams match up this season. The Phillies are ahead 5-4 in the season series.


Padres (6-3, 3-2 away)

  • Jurickson Profar, LF
  • Juan Soto, RF
  • Manny Machado, 3B
  • Brandon Drury, 1B
  • Jake Cronenworth, 2B
  • Josh Bell, DH
  • Ha-Seong Kim, SS
  • Trent Grisham, CF
  • Austin Nola, C

Phillies (6-2, 2-0 home)

  • Kyle Schwarber, LF
  • Rhys Hoskins, 1B
  • J.T. Realmuto, C
  • Bryce Harper, DH
  • Nick Castellanos, RF
  • Alec Bohm, 3B
  • Brandon Marsh, CF
  • Jean Segura, 2B
  • Bryson Stott, SS

How to watch Padres vs Phillies Game 3

Date: Friday, Oct. 21 | Time: 7:37 p.m. ET

Location: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia)

TV channel: FS1 | Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)

MLB.TV will also be streaming the games, however authentication to a participating Pay TV provider is required.


Phillies: Kent Emanuel: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Mark Appel: 60-Day IL (elbow), Simon Muzziotti: 60-Day IL (knee), Corey Knebel: 60-Day IL (lat), Hans Crouse: 60-Day IL (biceps), James McArthur: 60-Day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Padres: Drew Pomeranz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Austin Adams: 60-Day IL (forearm)