The Oakland Athletics and Philadelphia Phillies will begin their 2022 season at Citizens Bank Park on Friday, April 8. The A’s are coming off three straight postseason appearances, but thanks to a deep teardown by ownership there’s almost no chance that streak reaches four. As for the Phillies, they’re again trying to end a playoff drought that stretches back to 2011.
This Opening Day pitching matchup will feature Frankie Montas and Aaron Nola. You can find the full MLB Opening Day 2022 schedule here. Information on A’s vs. Phillies, including live stream details, are below.
A’s vs. Phillies
Date: Friday, April 8 | Time: 3:05 p.m. ET
Location: Citizens Bank Park — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free) | TV: NBC Sports California, NBC 10 Philadelphia
Probable pitchers: RHP Frankie Montas (OAK) vs. RHP Aaron Nola (PHI)
Odds: PHI -180; OAK +160; O/U: 8 runs (via Caesars Sportsbook)
A’s: The A’s, whose owners these days are mostly committed to securing corporate welfare for a new ballpark either in Oakland or Las Vegas, have all but guaranteed the team a last-place finish in the AL West thanks to an almost complete teardown of the roster. Gone in the name of reducing payroll to the bare minimum are Matt Olson, Matt Chapman, Chris Bassitt, and Sean Manaea. Even Bob Melvin, one of the best managers in baseball, was cut loose. Next to go could be Opening Day starter Frankie Montas.
Phillies: The Phillies continue to try to snag a postseason berth while reigning MVP Bryce Harper is still in his prime. This winter, they made notable additions like Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber. While the team defense should remain a significant shortcoming, the Phillies should also boast one of the more powerful lineups in the NL.