Spring Training games are finally here, but good luck tuning in to watch the Phillies on TV.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will air just 10 of the Phillies’ 32 Grapefruit League games this season, down from 16 last season and 17 in 2018. The first game that will appear on TV is Sunday’s home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates, where we’re expected to get a glimpse of a new-look Phillie Phanatic.
Returning to call Phillies spring training games for the fourth-straight year on NBC Sports Philadelphia are Tom McCarthy, John Kruk, Ben Davis, and Gregg Murphy. Most games will broadcast on NBC Sports Philadelphia+, and will stream live on both the NBC Sports and the MyTeams apps, though both require a cable subscription.
WIP will broadcast 13 spring training games, which will be called by play-by-play announcer Scott Franzke and a mix of Larry Anderson and Kevin Frandsen as analysts. Once the regular season starts, Anderson will once again call games only at Citizens Bank Park, while Frandsen will call all road games.
If you live outside of the Philadelphia market, MLB.TV is scheduled to air 14 Phillies spring training games, though more could be added to its slate. There is a subscription fee, which you can pay monthly or in one annual lump sum.
The Phillies will once again play their 17 home games at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, which was renamed from “Bright House Field” in 2017 after Charter Communications acquired Bright House and Time Warner Cable.