Phillies-Padres: Game time, channel, how to watch and stream MLB playoffs (2023)

After sending home the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies will face Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series that will send the winner to the World Series.

The NLCS begins Tuesday at Petco Park in San Diego, and calling the action for Fox on FS1 will be Joe Davis, a familiar voice to Phillies fans at this point in his first year replacing Joe Buck as the voice of the World Series.

Davis, the TV voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Spectrum SportsNet LA, has called both Phillies postseason series, and will remain in the booth through the World Series. Davis has been calling baseball games on Fox since 2014, and said he’s never experienced an atmosphere that compares to how electric Citizens Bank Park was during those two Phillies home games.

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“We had an idea coming in … that it could be special, with as long as it’s been since there have postseason games there,” Davis told The Inquirer. “But it exceeded even my wildest expectations for what it would feel like in there.”

He added, “It was like nine straight ninth innings. Even when they turned it into a rout [in Game 4], it was still loud on every pitch.”

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Philly sports fans should get used to his voice. Davis is also in his first season calling a full slate of NFL games for Fox, and is tentatively scheduled to call the Eagles’ Christmas Eve matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. But for now his focus is on the baseball diamond.

“This is exactly what I’ve always wanted to do, have my voice be a small part of these massive moments,” Davis said. “I’ve watched back some highlights from the Divisional Series, and it didn’t matter what I said — it was always going to feel like a cool moment, because those Phillies fans were in that park.”

Here’s everything you need to know to watch Game 1 of the Phillies-Padres National League Championship Series:

What channel is Phillies-Padres on?

Phillies-Padres Game 1 is scheduled to begin at 8:03 p.m. Eastern on FS1.

Alongside Davis calling the game for Fox is Hall of Famer John Smoltz, who joined the network in 2014 after a 21-season pitching career where he remains the only player in MLB history to record both 200 wins and 150 saves. Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will be reporting from the field (and at times, the dugout) at Petco Park.

While the Phillies television crew doesn’t get to call Phillies postseason games, longtime radio announcers Scott Franzke and Larry Anderson will return to call the NLCS on 94.1 WIP. Franzke in particular has been praised by fans for his energetic calls during the biggest moments, such as J.T. Realmuto’s inside-the-park home run during the bottom of the third inning of Game 4.

Bill Kulik and Oscar Budejen will broadcast Phillies-Braves in Spanish on La Unika 1680 AM. The game will also air on TV in Spanish on Fox Deportes, with Adrian Garcia Marquez and Edgar Gonzalez on the call.

Where can I stream Phillies-Padres?

Phillies-Braves will stream on the Fox Sports app, though it will only be available to those with a cable subscription.

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

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What should Phillies fans know about the Padres?

Davis called more than his fair share Padres games this season, and he expects the postseason-starved fans at Petco Field to rival the electricity of fans in Philadelphia.

So what should Phillies fans know about the Padres heading into the series? Here’s what Davis said:

The starting pitching has really come together. Yu Darvish and Joe Musgrove have been excellent. Blake Snell — it might take him 100 pitches to get through five innings, but he typically is going to give you a chance to win. The breakout thing for this team has been the bullpen, which has given up just one run in 16 innings in the Division Series. Josh Hader looks like Josh Hader again.

They’re not a great offensive team. They’ve got [Manny] Machado they’ve got [Juan] Soto. Machado is awesome, but Soto’s not been great since going over there. So far in the postseason they’ve had two guys at the bottom —Aaron’s brother Austin Nola and Trent Grisham — who have kind of carried the offense.

So it’s a team of great starting pitching, and pretty much has been throughout the year. It’s a breakout back end of the bullpen. And it’s an offense that can be good, and was good enough against the Dodgers, but typically has not been great.

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Who are the starting pitchers for Phillies-Padres Game 1?

Phillies ace Zack Wheeler (0-1, 2.19 ERA) will take the mound for the Phillies in Game 1. Thanks to the Phillies’ decisive win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the NLDS, Wheeler will be pitching on an extra day’s rest.

The Padres will counter with righty Yu Darvish (2-0, 3.00 ERA), a five-time All-Star who pitched his way to wins against the New York Mets in Game 1 of their wild-card series and the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS.

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It’s going to be a busy night for Philly sports fans

Keep your TV remote handy, because chances are you’ll be doing some channel surfing.

In addition to game one of the NLCS, the 76ers will kick off their highly anticipated 2022-23 season on the road against the Boston Celtics at 7:30 p.m. on TNT. Ian Eagle will provide play-by-play alongside Stan Van Gundy.

Meanwhile, the undefeated Flyers (no, that’s not a typo) will take on Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena at 7 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN+. Calling the match will be Bob Wischusen and JK Mleczko.

Pregame options include Fox, NBC Sports Philadelphia, and WIP

On Tuesday, Phillies Pregame Live will air at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia, featuring Michael Barkann, Ricky Bottalico, Ben Davis, and former Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. They’ll all return for Phillies Postgame Live following the game.

Fox has its own pregame coverage that will air at 7 p.m., featuring former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, former pitcher Dontrelle Willis, and Hall of Famer Frank Thomas. Kevin Burkhardt, fresh off calling the New York Jets’ upset of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday (the first time in nearly two decades Fox sent its No. 1 crew to call a Jets game), will be back to host.

WIP will also offer pre- and postgame coverage, hosted by Gregg Murphy.

Five things to read about the Phillies

  1. Phillies manager Rob Thomson is “special.” Just ask Derek Jeter.

  2. Looking back on the first and only time Aaron and Austin Nola played on the same team.

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  3. As he turns 30, Phillies slugger Bryce Harper finally gets his wish — to play past his birthday.

  4. Three thoughts on the Phillies’ first trip to the NLCS since 2010.

  5. Phillies NLCS tickets quickly sold out on Monday, frustrating fans with glitches and phantom seats.

Full Phillies NLCS playoff schedule

  1. Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 8:03 p.m., Petco Park (FS1)

  2. Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 4:35 p.m., Petco Park (Fox, FS1)

  3. Game 3: Friday, Oct. 21, 7:37 p.m., Citizens Bank Park (FS1)

  4. Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 22, 7:45 p.m., Citizens Bank Park (Fox)

  5. Game 5: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2:37 p.m., Citizens Bank Park (FS1)*

  6. Game 6: Monday, Oct. 24, 8:03 p.m., Petco Park (FS1)*

  7. Game 7: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 8:03 p.m., Petco Park (Fox, FS1)*

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*- If necessary

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How can I watch the Phillies playoffs? ›

Phillies game broadcasts airing on NBC Sports Philadelphia are available via live stream for authenticated subscribers on the new MyTeams app.

How can I watch the Padres vs Phillies game for free? ›

The Phillies vs Padres series includes some of the MLB Playoffs games that air on free-to-watch broadcast TV. That's because select NLCS games will air on FOX channels (see below). You can watch these games for free with one of the best TV antennas. The entire World Series will also air on FOX.

What channel is the Phillies and Padres playoff game today? ›

Phillies-Padres Game 4 is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. Eastern on Fox.

How can I watch the Padres playoff game? ›

The best bet for cordcutters looking to stream local Padres games in 2023 without cable is fuboTV. fuboTV is currently offering a free 7-day trial. The only other option for streaming Bally Sports San Diego is DirectTV Stream, once known as AT&T Stream.

What channel are the Phillies playoffs on? ›

What channel are the Phillies divisional series games on? While ESPN had the exclusive television rights to all this year's wild-card games, Fox will broadcast all the National League playoff games through the World Series. TBS will air all the American League games.

What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies playoff game on? ›

If you live in the Phillies TV market: The game is on NBC Sports Philadelphia, which you can stream through the following: fuboTV - provides 1-week free trial when signing up, and you can cancel at any time.

Is the Phillies game free on peacock? ›

A Peacock Premium subscription is required to view live games. Please visit to subscribe.

Where can I stream MLB Network free? ›

Access to the MLB Network live stream is available in the United States via MLB.TV, MLB app and

How can I watch MLB TV without paying? ›

The easiest way to watch MLB games for free during the 2023 season is to take advantage of T-Mobile's MLB.TV promotion. T-Mobile customers or anyone who switches their phone carrier to T-Mobile during MLB's opening week can redeem an offer for a complimentary 2023 subscription to the MLB.TV service.

Can I watch the Phillies on Amazon Prime? ›

If you don't see the icon for the MLB contest when opening Amazon Prime Video, go to “Sports” and “live and upcoming events” to find the game broadcast. There's no need to stream Tuesday's game to find the Phillies' local broadcast. NBC Sports Philadelphia will broadcast the game from New York.

Does MLB.TV stream every game? ›

There is, however, a simple way to get every game outside of your local market, and that is The league's streaming service airs every game for every team, and starting this season, it's going to air minor league games as well.

What time and channel is the Padres Phillies game on today? ›

Time: 4:35 p.m. ET. TV channel: Fox / Fox Sports 1.

What time is the Phillies Padres playoff game today? ›

The game from Petco Park in San Diego is slated to begin at 4:35 p.m. ET.

What channel is the Phillies San Diego game on tonight? ›

Every game for the Phillies-Padres series will air on either FOX or FOX Sports 1.

How can I watch Bally Sports for free? ›

Bally Sports is free to download on Roku, but you need to sign in with your TV provider credentials in order to watch Bally Sports South. In addition to Roku, you are also able to stream Bally Sports South on various other devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox one, and smart TVs with Chromecast.

Why are Padres games blacked out? ›

Due to financial issues faced by the Diamond Sports group (formerly Bally Sports), the San Diego Padres have regained control of their media rights. As a result, starting immediately, all game broadcasts will be handled by MLB Productions instead of Bally Sports.

How can I stream Wild Card game? ›

The NFL announced this week that a Wild Card game on Saturday, January 13, 2024 will be streamed exclusively on Peacock (local stations of the two competing teams will air the game on NBC).

What channel is Phillies game 4 on? ›

Phillies-Braves Game 4 is scheduled to begin at 2:07 p.m. Eastern on FS1. Calling the Phillies-Braves series for Fox is Joe Davis, the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Spectrum SportsNet LA. He's joined by Hall of Famer John Smoltz, with Ken Rosenthal reporting from Citizens Bank Park.

How to get NBC Sports Philadelphia? ›

The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10 and Xbox.

What channel is the Phillies game on game 5? ›

Phillies-Astros Game 5 is scheduled to begin at 8:03 p.m. Eastern Thursday on Fox. The World Series is tied 2-2. Calling the game is a crew that has become familiar to Phillies fans — Joe Davis and Hall of Famer John Smoltz. Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will be reporting from the field at Citizens Bank Park.

Does ESPN have Phillies game? ›

How to Watch the Philadelphia Phillies on Hulu + Live TV. On Hulu + Live TV, you can watch Philadelphia Phillies games on Fox, FS1, TBS, ESPN, and NBC Sports Philadelphia with the base plan for $69.99 per month.

Why is Phillies game on Peacock? ›

The game against the Colorado Rockies won't air on NBC Sports Philadelphia, and it isn't being carried by national networks like ESPN or Fox. It's only available to stream on Peacock as part of NBC's deal with MLB.

How to get Peacock channel for free? ›

The basic Peacock service is totally free, and there's no trial period. You don't even have to enter any credit card information to sign up as you often do to get free trials like the Hulu free trial. Just use your email address to create your account and you're ready to stream.

Is Peacock a free channel? ›

Peacock has a limited free tier, but you need to pay to unlock all its shows and movies. Unless you qualify for a special discount. Peacock houses tens of thousands of hours of free shows, movies, sports and originals. But a lot of the most popular programming is restricted to premium members only.

How much does it cost to stream MLB Network? ›


Stream EVERY out-of-market game LIVE or on demand. Plus, access to MiLB, MLB Big Inning, and local Pregame and Postgame shows (where available). Monthly billing through October.

Is MLB free on Hulu? ›

You don't have to be a season ticket holder to catch every game. Whether your team is playing home or away, you can stream MLB games in real-time with a Hulu + Live TV subscription. Can't watch live? No problem.

Does Peacock have MLB? ›

MLB on Peacock | Live Stream Sunday MLB Games | Peacock. Limited-Time Offer: Get Peacock for $19.99 for 1 year. Excludes current Peacock Premium and Premium Plus subscribers. Additional eligibility restrictions and Terms Apply.

How much is MLB.TV per month? ›


Is MLB free with Amazon Prime? ›

Amazon Prime offers MLB TV subscriptions @ $25 a month. For users of Amazon Prime within the U.S., viewers can subscribe to MLB.TV for $24.99/month, or if they prefer, a yearly plan of $149.99. A previous subscription of Prime is required before adding on the additional service.

What is the cheapest way to watch MLB? ›

Sling TV offers the best value for casual MLB fans. Depending on the plan you choose, you'll be able to watch every nationally televised MLB game for a lower monthly cost than DIRECTV. There are no RSNs or out-of-market game add-ons, but Sling TV offers customizable plans with no contracts.

Which streaming service has most baseball games? ›

DirecTV Stream

It's the service with the most regional sports network coverage overall, including the Bally and NBC Sports regional networks, Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, New England Sports Network, YES Network, and Spectrum SportsNet LA. It also offers ESPN, FS1, TBS and MLB Network.

Does Amazon Prime carry all MLB games? ›

Which MLB games can I watch? Live regular season games included in your subscription feature out-of-market teams only. Nationally televised games and local team games televised in your area aren't available for live streaming with MLB.TV.

How can I watch the Phillies game on Roku? ›

If you have an MLB account, select "Log In." On the next screen, enter your MLB.TV subscription information using the virtual keyboard, then click "Log In" to link your account. After this is completed you can access the content that is available for your subscription.

What channel are the Phillies on Hulu? ›

On Hulu + Live TV, you can watch Philadelphia Phillies games on NBC Sports Philadelphia, Fox, FS1, TBS, and ESPN for $70 per month with the base plan. Hulu + Live TV has over 75 channels in its lineup. Sports fans will find NFL Network, Big Ten Network, TBS, TNT, and more.

Does MLB.TV include playoffs? ›

MLB.TV subscribers can watch more than 7,000 streamed games for affiliates of all 30 MLB clubs, including all 60 Triple-A and Double-A clubs, plus home games from more than 40 additional clubs and select postseason games through the First Pitch app along with select games from your favorite team's affiliates in the MLB ...

Does ESPN Plus stream every MLB game? ›

Is live baseball on ESPN Plus? Yes. ESPN+ live streams each MLB game within the ESPN app.

How do I watch my favorite MLB team out of market? ›

Out-of-market MLB games are available to stream on MLB.TV, the Major League Baseball's official streaming service, which offers three plans: a monthly All Team Pass for $24.99 per month; a yearly All Team Pass for $139.99 per year and a yearly Single Team Pass for $129.99 per year.

Can I watch the Phillies on Peacock for free? ›

A Peacock Premium subscription is required to view live games.

How can I watch the MLB playoffs? ›

Here are some of the best ways to watch the MLB playoffs without cable.
  1. Stream the MLB Playoffs with Hulu. Free Trial.
  2. Stream the MLB Playoffs with fuboTV. Free Trial.
  3. Stream the MLB Playoffs with Sling TV. Try It.

Are the Phillies only on peacock? ›

This is the first of two times that the Phillies are slated to play in a Peacock exclusive in 2023, as they'll be back on “Sunday Leadoff” on Sept. 3 when they play in Milwaukee.

How do I get MLB.TV on Amazon Prime for free? ›

MLB TV is not free to Amazon Prime customers. However, it is a package users can subscribe to with Prime Video Channels. Singe-team packages, a subscription tier that only allows users to stream the out-of-marker games of one team, go for $129.99 via Prime. All-access subscriptions cost $24.99 per month.

How do I get free MLB on Amazon Prime? ›

For Prime members, Amazon's streaming arm is an easy choice as the platform offers a free trial to MLB.TV. Baseball fans can also land a free trial at in addition to the promo (click through the landing page on Prime Video to redeem the 50% discount).

Can I watch baseball free on Amazon Prime? ›

However, MLB.TV is not free with Amazon Prime Video. An active Amazon Prime membership is necessary to have access to the MLB.TV subscription channel. MLB.TV provides live access to MLB matches. It costs $24.99/month or a yearly plan of $149.99.

How to get NBC Peacock for free? ›

The basic Peacock service is totally free, and there's no trial period. You don't even have to enter any credit card information to sign up as you often do to get free trials like the Hulu free trial. Just use your email address to create your account and you're ready to stream.

Is everything free to watch on Peacock? ›

Peacock has three tiers: a limited one that's free, an all-inclusive one that's $5 a month with ads and an all-inclusive one that's $10 a month without ads. The free tier limits how much you can watch. For example, Peacock offers only select episodes of its originals free, withholding the rest inside its paywall.

Why is the Phillies game blacked out? ›

The reasons for the blackouts is simple and twofold: The first is cable providers' desire for exclusive broadcasting rights in their local networks. The second is MLB's desire to get fans into the stadium for attendance purposes.

How can I watch the MLB playoffs for free? ›

You can watch a slice of playoff action without subscribing to a TV plan using a digital antenna on your smart TV. Since ABC and FOX air various playoff games, you can tune in for free through your local network affiliates. That's especially important since FOX will show the complete World Series.

Are MLB playoff games blacked out? ›

Due to certain Major League Baseball exclusivities, select regular season, special event, and Postseason games are unavailable on MLB.TV domestically and internationally.

How can I watch MLB playoffs on my Iphone? ›

1. Download the MLB app at
  1. Go to
  2. Click the "Watch Live" button at the top of the page.
  3. Choose your TV provider from the list of participating providers.
  4. Log in with your provider username and password. ...
  5. Once logged in, you will be taken to a video player to begin the live MLB Network stream.

How many Phillies games are on Peacock this year? ›

Two Philadelphia Phillies games will air exclusively on the streaming platform Peacock this upcoming season.

Will the Phillies game be on ESPN Plus? ›

Yes. ESPN+ live streams each MLB game within the ESPN app.

Are all NBC games on Peacock? ›

Peacock will once again stream all NBC Sunday Night Football games, including the playoffs, and the Football Night in America studio show.


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