Friday, July 1, 2011
Phillies at Blue Jays: July 1st through July 3rd
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1:07
Phillies 51-31, 1st Place in the N.L. East, 4 games ahead of the Braves
Blue Jays 40-42, 4th Place in the A.L. East, 9 1/2 games behind the Yankees
First Game: The first game played between these two teams was Game 1 of the 1993 World Series back on October 16, 1993. The Jays won that game 8-5. John Olrerud broke a 4-4 tie in the sixth with a solo home run off Curt Schilling. I can't seem to recall how that series ended.
Meet the Jays: Manager - John Farrell is in his first season as manager of the Blue Jays
Starters - J.P. Arencibia (c), Adam Lind (1b), Aaron Hill (2b), Jose Bautista (3b), Yunel Escobar (ss), Juan Rivera (lf), Rajai Davis (cf), Eric Thames (rf), Edwin Encarnacion (dh)
Rotation - Ricky Romero (lhp), Jo-Jo Reyes (lhp), Brandon Morrow (rhp), Carlos Villanueva (rhp)
Bench - Jose Molina (c), John McDonald (inf), Jayson Nix (3b), Corey Patterson (of)
Closer - Frank Francisco (rhp)
Bullpen - Shawn Camp (rhp), Brett Cecil (lhp), Octavio Dotel (rhp), Jason Frasor (rhp), Luis Perez (lhp), Jon Rauch (rhp), Marc Rzepczynski (lhp)
Disabled List - Jesse Carlson (lhp), Casey Janssen (rhp), Jesse Litsch (rhp), Dustin McGowan (rhp)
At the Ballpark: Gotta love three straight afternoon games! For Canada Day today, there's a Canada Day Street Festival beginning at 10am with live music, games and other entertainment. The first 10,000 fans will also receive a Jays Canada t-shirt. The first 10,000 fans receive a Mr. Sub Sportsbag on Sunday afternoon.
Phillies Probables: Kyle Kendrick (4-4, 3.23), Roy Halladay (10-3, 2.40), Cliff Lee (9-5, 2.66)
Blue Jays Probables: Ricky Romero (7-7, 2.74), Carlos Villanueva (5-1, 3.15), Jo-Jo Reyes (3-7, 4.77)