The Jays are going for the series win against the Phillies behind Aaron Sanchez, who is making his first start off the DL. The Phillies will counter with Canadian Nick Pivetta, who is 7-10 on the season with a ERA. When he pitched against the Blue Jays earlier this year in Philly, he gave up 2 earned runs on 4 hits over 5 innings.
In the least surprising of news, Gibbons doesn’t expect Troy Tulowitzki to make a return this season. Sad face.
Gibbons also commented on García’s DFA:
Gibby: Garcia really did a nice job (in the bullpen), I would think somebody would take a shot at him down the stretch for the work he’s done, but we’ve got some kids coming up soon so there’s not going to be a lot of work for him. #Bluejays— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) August 25, 2018
Here are the lineups for today. McKinney moves back up to the lead off spot, Teoscar is gets the start in left field, Diaz plays 3rd and Danny Jansen will catch for Aaron Sanchez.
|Cesar Hernandez - 2B||Billy McKinney - RF|
|Rhys Hoskins - DH||Devon Travis - 2B|
|Nick Williams - RF||Justin Smoak - 1B|
|Carlos Santana - 1B||Kendrys Morales - DH|
|Asdrubal Cabrera - SS||Kevin Pillar - CF|
|Maikel Franco - 3B||Lourdes Gurriel - SS|
|Odubel Herrera - CF||Danny Jansen - C|
|Jorge Alfaro - C||Teoscar Hernandez - LF|
|Roman Quinn - LF||Aledmys Diaz - 3B|
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