Friday’s Phillies-Astros game will not be televised on NBC Sports Philadelphia. There will be no Sundays either.

The Phillies take on the Houston Astros Friday in a rematch of last year’s World Series, but good luck finding the game on TV.

For the second time in a week, a Phillies game will be stuck behind a streaming service paywall. This time it’s Apple TV+, which is streaming Phillies-Astros as part of it Friday Night Baseball slate featuring two exclusive MLB games each week.

The timing couldn’t have been worse. After winning the last series against the Seattle Mariners, the Phillies went 13-13 for the first time this season. Aaron Nola (1-2, 5.40 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound against the Astros in Houston, where he will face lefty Frambler Valdez (2-2, 2.25 ERA).

If you want to avoid the hassle, you can tune in to 94.1 WIP, with Scott Frantzke and Kevin Stoker calling all three games. But if you want to see all the action, here’s everything you need to know to watch or stream this weekend’s Phillies games:

You’ll need Apple TV+ on Friday night

First up is Friday’s game against the Astros, which will be streamed on Apple TV+.

Last year, the games were free to watch on the tech giant’s streaming platform — viewers just had to create an account. This year, Apple put its MLB games behind a subscription wall that costs $6.99 a month.

Apple is offering a two-month free trial to all new users as long as you use this coupon. The Phillies’ second game scheduled to be streamed exclusively on Apple TV+ is June 23 against the New York Mets, which is part of the free trial period.

Once your account is created, all you have to do is download the Apple TV+ app or watch the game on their website (the Apple TV+ app is not available on Android phones). Here is a complete set of instructions.

The game will be called by announcer Rich Waltz, who will be joined on the show by analyst Ryan Spilborg and reporter Tricia Whittaker.

If you don’t want to set up an Apple TV+ account, you might find the game in Philadelphia bars and restaurants thanks to Apple’s distribution deal with DirecTV. Just call ahead to make sure.

Saturday’s game will be televised by NBC Sports Philadelphia

The second game of the three-game series returns to NBC Sports in Philadelphia on Saturday, with first pitch scheduled for 17:10 and Tom McCarthy will be called.

Phillies pregame livewhich will be led by Michael Barkan, is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m Phillies postgame live the final will follow immediately.

Zach Wheeler (2-1, 4.73 ERA) is slated to start against Astros righty Christian Javier (2-0, 3.21 ERA).

Sunday’s game is back on ESPN

The Phillies will return to ESPN Sunday Night Baseball for his final game of the series against the Astros.

First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m., with ESPN announcers Carl Ravech, David Cone and Eduardo Perez calling the game.

The Phillies appeared on ESPN earlier this month when rehab slugger Bryce Harper caught the announcers’ attention with a clockwork comment during a game interview.

“I know a lot of players who want our game back, right?” Harper said when asked about getting used to the pitch clock as he returns from injury. “Right now, it is what it is.”

Although Harper has recovered faster than expected from Tommy John surgery in November, the timing of his return remains unknown. Harper and the team have said they want to skip the minor league rehab assignment entirely.

“If I slip feet first and hit the ground with my right hand, it’s the same thing,” Harper told reporters last week. “I could sprain my arm and be out for five, six, seven months. There’s no reason to rush it. I’ve got to be smart about what I’m doing. I’m not going to rush anything because it’s not going to do our organization any good if I come back the fastest, not the smartest.

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Phillies upcoming schedule

  1. Phillies Houston Astros

    1. Game 1: Friday, 20:10 (Apple TV+)

    2. Game 2: Saturday, 5:10 p.m. (NBCSP, WIP)

    3. Game 3: Sunday, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN, WIP)

  2. Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers

    1. Game 1: Monday, 10:10 PM (NBCSP, WIP)

    2. Game 2: Tuesday, 10:10 PM (NBCSP, WIP)

    3. Game 3: Wednesday, 4:10 p.m. (NBCSP, WIP)

  3. Red Sox at Phillies

    1. Game 1: Friday, May 5, 7:05 PM (NBCSP, WIP)

    2. Game 2: Saturday, May 6, 7:15 PM (NBCSP, WIP)

    3. Game 3: Sunday, May 7, 1:35 PM (NBCSP, WIP)

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