Phillies at Blue Jays - August 24-26

Friday, August 24 2018 @ 02:45 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

The Blue Jays beat up on the terrible Orioles but the Phillies are 30 games better than the O's. The Phighting Phils are trying to catch the Atlanta Braves and they want to beat up on the Jays to do so. Gabe Kapler was getting a lot of flack at the start of the season but the results have quieted things down. Their offense is led by Rhys Hoskins who has 25 home runs and is avoiding the sophomore slump. You might notice Odubel Herrera who is one of the slowest hitters in MLB in terms of time per pitch. He seems proud of it too.

Lourdes Gurriel is back, Richard Urena is Buffalo bound. Gurriel will try to continue his games with multiple hits streak, it's tough to do off the DL but he was hitting in Buffalo. Aaron Sanchez will return to start tomorrow, someone will have to join Urena.

Friday, 7pm: Jake Arrieta vs. Ryan Borucki. Borucki looking for a bounce back.

Saturday, 4pm: Nick Pivetta vs. Aaron Sanchez. Pivetta, from Victoria, BC, will try and replicate James Paxton. Sanchez will try and replicate those times when he pitched well, he hasn't done that on rehab yet.

Sunday, 1pm: Vince Velasquez vs. Marco Estrada. will it be Estrada's last start as a Jay? I think not.

Lets see how much the kids play this weekend. Jansen, Gurriel and McKinney would give us something to watch.