Game Threat: Jays (37-31) @ Phillies (30-36)

J.A. Happ
Image, as always, via the great @JAHappster

Oh, the Phillies again? Well… this should be good!


Troy Tulowitzki has begun his rehab assignment and is starting at short and batting third for Dunedin tonight. You can even hear the call of the game on the interweb, according to a tweet from the D-Jays.

Jose Bautista is back to hitting lead-off for the Jays tonight, which seems reasonable given the other options. I guess.

Alykhan Ravjiani tweets out a great one he wrote for, about the Blue Jays connections between Jason Grilli and his father. 

Brendan Kennedy tweets that Casey Janssen has signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox, which… oh man, the “what the hell happened to the Red Sox?” articles in August are still going to be delicious, FYI.

TV: Sportsnet
Next Game(s): Tomorrow @ Orioles, 7:05 PM ET
AL East Standings: BAL (-), BOS (-), TOR (2), NYY (6), TBR (6.5)
And now, the lineups…

Toronto Blue Jays

Jose Bautista(R) RF
Josh Donaldson(R) 3B
Edwin Encarnacion(R) 1B
Michael Saunders(L) LF
Russell Martin(R) C
Kevin Pillar(R) CF
Darwin Barney(R) 2B
Ryan Goins(L) SS
J.A. Happ(L) LHP

Philadelphia Phillies

Odubel Herrera(L) CF
Freddy Galvis(S) SS
Maikel Franco(R) 3B
Tommy Joseph(R) 1B
Cameron Rupp(R) C
Jimmy Paredes(S) RF
Tyler Goeddel(R) LF
Cesar Hernandez(S) 2B
Aaron Nola(R) RHP