Series Preview: Blue Jays

Phillies (38-32; 3rd in NL East) at Toronto Blue Jays (39-34; 4th in AL East)

Where: Citizens Banks Park
Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Roy Halladay (8-6, 2.43) vs. Jesse Litsch (0-1, 6.75)
Saturday: Cole Hamels* (6-5, 3.75) vs. Shaun Marcum (6-3, 3.24)
Sunday: Jamie Moyer* (8-6, 4.43) vs. TBA

Broadcast Info
Friday, 7:05: CSN
Saturday, 4:05: CSN
Sunday, 1:35: MyPHL17
All Games on 1210 AM

Hot (last 7) – Jayson Werth: .409 (9-for-22), 4 R, 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI
Not (last 7) – Shane Victorino: .192 (5-for-26); not hitting but has been scoring runs (7).

Player to Watch – Vernon Wells: The all star centerfielder is enjoying himself a nice season so far. Though he’s second in team batting, homer, and RBIs, his .285/18/45 are very good numbers. He’s been Toronto’s offensive leader for years and he has always been a player that can do it all, especially in the field. His bat has pop (.573 slugging) and he can still motor around the bases.

Series Overview: Roy Halladay is pitching against his former team tonight. It was supposed to be a home coming in Toronto but the G20 Summit forced the series to be moved to Philadelphia… The Blue Jays will be the home team despite the games being played in Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies will wear their road greys during the series… The Phils are riding momentum after sweeping the Indians. They face another team within reach of first of their division in Toronto as they climb their way back towards first place… Chase Utley is also hot for the Phillies, batting .394 (13-for-33) since the start of the Yankees series. He’s scored eight runs, belted a homer, and driven in eight runs in that nine-game span, quelling any thoughts of a knee injury… The Phillies have won seven of their last 10 while Toronto has been inconsistent… Phillies are 20-15 at home and Toronto is 19-17 on the road but who knows if that will mean anything this series.


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