Phillies vs. Padres Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 18

Kyle Schwarber leads the Philadelphia Phillies (48-24) into a contest against the San Diego Padres (37-39) following his two-homer performance in a 9-2 victory over the Padres. It begins at 6:40 PM ET on Tuesday.

The probable starters are Aaron Nola (8-3) for the Phillies and Michael King (5-4) for the Padres.

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Phillies vs. Padres Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: NBCS-PH
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: Citizens Bank Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Nola – PHI (8-3, 3.48 ERA) vs King – SD (5-4, 3.58 ERA)

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Phillies Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Aaron Nola

  • The Phillies’ Nola (8-3) will make his 15th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up eight earned runs and allowed 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings pitched against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday.
  • The 31-year-old has pitched in 14 games this season with a 3.48 ERA and 8 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .216.
  • In 14 starts this season, he’s earned nine quality starts.
  • In 14 starts this season, Nola has lasted five or more innings 11 times, with an average of 6.3 innings per appearance.
  • He has finished three appearances without allowing an earned run in 14 chances this season.
  • Among qualified pitchers this season, the 31-year-old’s 3.48 ERA ranks 41st, 1.080 WHIP ranks 23rd, and 8 K/9 ranks 49th.

Aaron Nola vs. Padres

  • The Padres are batting .259 this season, first in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .399 (12th in the league) with 77 home runs.
  • The right-hander has faced the Padres one time this season, allowing them to go 7-for-31 with a double, a home run and three RBI in eight innings.

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Padres Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Michael King

  • King makes the start for the Padres, his 15th of the season. He is 5-4 with a 3.58 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 83 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Wednesday, the righty threw five innings against the Oakland Athletics, giving up two earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • The 29-year-old has a 3.58 ERA and 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings across 15 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .215 to opposing hitters.
  • King has recorded six quality starts this season.
  • King will try to extend a 10-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.5 frames per appearance).
  • He has had four appearances this season that he kept his opponents to zero earned runs.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 29-year-old’s 3.58 ERA ranks 47th, 1.217 WHIP ranks 49th, and 10.3 K/9 ranks 12th.

Michael King vs. Phillies

  • He will face off against a Phillies team that is batting .256 as a unit (third in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .414 (sixth in the league) with 83 total home runs (sixth in MLB action).
  • Head-to-head against the Phillies this season, King has thrown 5 1/3 innings, giving up six earned runs on six hits while striking out six.

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