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How to watch the Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals live stream

LF Andrew McCutchen (22), C J.T. Realmuto (10), Philadelphia Phillies
After a huge showing in the first meeting between the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals, catcher J.T. Realmuto looks to double down. (Image credit: Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Each team has something to prove in the Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals matchup on Wednesday evening. After a resounding victory by the Phillies in their previous matchup, the Nationals will look to retaliate from that five-run loss. They need every win they can get as they sit at the bottom of the NL East.

You can catch the action on Wednesday evening at 6:05 p.m. Eastern time as part of your subscription to ESPN+ (opens in new tab). For those who are new to the service, a low-monthly fee gives you access to live sporting events, exclusive digital content and ESPN programming. You can also gain access to the streaming service by subscribing to the triple package that includes Disney +, ESPN+ and Hulu (opens in new tab), but more on that later.

What to watch for in the Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals:

Catcher J. T. Realmuto of the Philadelphia Phillies has got to feel good after his performance in the 8-3 victory over the division-leading Nationals. Realmuto, a trade candidate by most accounts, bombed a deep three-run homer in the third inning to stretch the Phillies’ lead to three. It was his first homer since August 14 and was the ultimate catalyst in the victory.

 Realmuto was aided by the efforts of shortstop Jean Segura and left fielder Andrew McCutchen, who combined for four runs batted in. Their pitching wasn’t particularly great, finishing with four strikeouts to eight hits, but the Phillies’ outfielders managed to weather the storm.

The Nationals enjoyed runs from shortstop Trea Turner and right fielder Adam Eaton, but outside of that, the team didn’t have anything to write home about. Their pitching was mediocre at best, giving up eight runs to a team they’re trying to chase in the standings. Washington has now dropped three of its last four games with two games left to go in this homestand.

Left fielder Juan Soto was very quiet in this first meeting between these teams. That shouldn’t be expected to hold as Soto is one of the Nationals’ most reliable hitters.

How to watch the Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals:

If you want to catch the Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals action, there are a few avenues to proceed on. First off, local broadcasts will have their own coverage of the event as per usual. However, those in need of a live stream have a great opportunity in front of them that opens up a world of sports-related content.

For only $5.99 per month, you can subscribe to ESPN+ (opens in new tab) and gain access to all of the live sports coverage they provide access to. There is additional digital content and a variety of ESPN programming that you can unlock with a subscription as well. Furthermore, you can knock your streaming bundle out of the part with the three-pack offered with this service.

At only $7.00 more per month compared to the standard monthly payment for ESPN+, you can gain access to ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+ (opens in new tab) at this discounted rate. That way, you can keep up to date with the amazing offerings of three elite streaming services!

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