The Series Philosopher

Philosophising about the 'S'-word: Watch… and learn


the-series-philosopher-pitch_title_cardPitch is an American drama television series broadcast on Fox that premiered on September 22, 2016. The series was commissioned on May 10, 2016.


The series, set in the confines of Major League Baseball, sets its focus on a young pitcher noted for her screwball pitch who becomes the first woman to play in the Major Leagues, when she is chosen to play for the San Diego Padres.



  • Kylie Bunbury (Twisted, Under the Dome, Tut) as Genevieve “Ginny” Baker, a rookie pitcher and the first female to play in Major League Baseball
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell, Truth Be Told) as Michael “Mike” Lawson, the Padres’ captain and veteran catcher who is nearing the end of a Hall of Fame career
  • Mark Consuelos (All My Children, Missing) as Oscar Arguella, the Padres’ general manager
  • Mo McRae (Sons of Anarchy, Ray Donovan) as Blip Sanders, a Padres outfielder and friend and former minor league teammate of Ginny
  • Meagan Holder (Born Again Virgin, Ringer) as Evelyn Sanders, Blip’s wife and Ginny’s friend
  • Tim Jo (The NeighborsGory Daze) as Eliot, Ginny’s social media manager
  • Dan Lauria (Amazing Grace, The Wonder Years) as Al Luongo, the Padres’ manager
  • Ali Larter (HeroesLegend) as Amelia Slater, Ginny’s agent


  • Michael Beach (Sons of AnarchyThird Watch, ER) as William “Bill” Baker, Ginny’s father
  • B.J. Britt (Being Mary JaneUnreal, One Tree Hill, Everybody Hates Chris, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD) as Will Baker, Ginny’s older brother who is eager to capitalize on her fame and start his own sports bar
  • Bob Balaban (Seinfeld, Web Therapy) as Franklin “Frank” Reid, the Padres’ owner
  • Kelly Jenrette (Grandfathered) as Rhonda, Oscar’s assistant
  • Kevin Connolly (EntourageUnhappily Ever After, Friends with Better Lives) as Charlie Graham, the Padres’ interim president of operations who is a strong proponent of Sabermetrics
  • Jack McGee (Benched) as Buck Garland, a Padres coach who is Luongo’s right-hand man
  • Christian Ochoa (Her Story) as Livan Duarte, the Padres’ backup catcher, who is a recent immigrant from Cuba
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Freaks and GeeksAnimal Practice, Reba, Privileged, Gossip Girl, Royal Pains, Once Upon A Time) as Rachel Patrick, a sports newscaster and Mike’s ex-wife
  • Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest, Alias, Life, The L Word) as Natalie Luongo, Al’s daughter who is also dating Oscar
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