Start time, channel, how to watch and stream MLB playoffs

Citizens Bank Park should electrify on Saturday afternoon as the Phillies attempt to eliminate the Atlanta Braves from the MLB playoffs and advance to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2010.

Game 4 of their National League Division Series begins at 2:07 p.m. in South Philadelphia. As of Friday night, tickets to Citizens Bank Park on StubHub, Seat Geek, and Vivid Seats cost about $200 each. Judging by the Friday night crowd, the energy should be off the charts.

Phillies hitter Bryce Harper told reporters the crowd was “amazing, absolutely insane, electric” on Friday night, adding that the fans were “not something I could have ever dreamed of.”

“We’re excited to be in front of this fan base again,” said Harper. “We want to do that in the next two weeks.”

Here’s everything you need to know to watch Game 4 of the Phillies Braves series:

Phillies-Braves Game 4 is scheduled to begin at 2:07 p.m. Eastern on FS1.

Joe Davis, the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Spectrum SportsNet LA, calls the Phillies Braves series for Fox. He will be joined by Hall of Famer John Smoltz while Ken Rosenthal will report from Citizens Bank Park.

There’s also longtime Phillies announcers Scott Franzke and Larry Andersen who will call the game at 94.1 WIP. The duo have worked together in the dressing room since 2006, and Franzke had a great call on Rhys Hoskin’s emphatic third-inning home run on Friday.

Bill Kulik and Oscar Budejen will broadcast Phillies-Braves in Spanish on La Unika 1680 AM. The game will also be broadcast on Spanish television on Fox Deportes, with Carlos Alvarez and Jaime Motta on the phone.

Phillies-Braves will be streamed via the Fox Sports app, although it will only be available to those with a cable subscription.

The game will also stream on every so-called skinny bundle that includes Fox, including fuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV and DirecTV Stream. Most offer a free trial.

The Phillies will hand baseball to Noah Syndergaard (5-2, 4.12 ERA with the Phillies) on Saturday. It will be Syndergaard’s first playoff start this year and his second postseason appearance for the Phillies. In his career, Syndergaard has made six postseason appearances (including four starts for the New York Mets) and is 2-1 with a 2.33 ERA.

The Braves will counter with postseason veteran Charlie Morton (9-6, 4.34 ERA), who said the Phillies are a tricky bunch of thugs to deal with because they don’t get “too greedy” and their approach of the game may vary to game .

While Phillies fans will be caught up in Game 4 on FS1, sports fans in southeastern Pennsylvania have a choice Saturday afternoon.

The No. 10 Penn State Nittany Lions take on the No. 5 Michigan Wolverines in a highly anticipated Big Ten college football matchup at The Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The game starts at 12pm on Fox with Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt calling the action.

» READ MORE: Penn State-Michigan: Playtime, Channel, Watching & Streaming

Luckily, Penn State-Michigan should be over around 3:30 p.m. or so on Saturday afternoon, giving fans ample time to switch over to FS1 and catch the Phillies’ final three or four innings of the game.

On Saturday, Phillies Pregame Live will air at 1 p.m., starring Michael Barkann, Ricky Bottalico, Ben Davis and former Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. They will all return for Phillies Postgame Live after the game.

Fox has its own pregame coverage, which airs at 1 p.m., featuring former Yankees hitter Alex Rodridguez, former Red Sox hitter David Ortiz, former pitcher Dontrelle Willis and Hall of Famer Frank Thomas. Kevin Burkhardt will host, though he’s still scheduled to join the NFL at 1 p.m. on Fox Sunday to call the New York Jets at the Green Bay Packers.

WIP will also provide pre- and post-game coverage moderated by Gregg Murphy.

*- If necessary

  • Houston Astros with the Seattle Mariners4:07 p.m. TBS (ALDS Game 3, Houston leads 2-0)

  • New York Yankees with the Cleveland Guardians7:37 p.m. TBS (ALDS Game 3, Series Tie 1-1)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres9:37 p.m., FS1 (NLDS Game 4, San Diego leads 2-1)

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