The Toronto Blue Jays play a quick two-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday at Sahlen Field in a doubleheader. Here’s a preview of what we can expect.
A lot has happened in the last week for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Bo Bichette went down with a knee injury, although the diagnosis seemed to go from bad to good overnight. The team dropped two of three to the Tampa Bay Rays, but then bounced back by sweeping the Baltimore Orioles despite missing Bichette from the lineup.
However more bad news came Wednesday morning before the Jays completed the sweep of the O’s, when it was announced that Nate Pearson was being placed on the 10 day IL with right elbow tightness. This is obviously a huge blow for the team, despite Pearson struggling recently after a promising start to his Major League career.
Coming in at 10-11, the Jays are pretty much right where many fans expected them to be, i.e. a close to .500 baseball team. The surprising part is how they’ve gotten there.
With some better fundamental baseball, this team could easily be over .500 and in the conversation for a shot at the post-season. As it stands they aren’t out of the playoff picture yet, but will have to continue to roll against the beatable teams.
This is why these next two games against the Philadelphia Phillies could offer a glimpse of where this team can be. With that being said, here is a preview of what to expect.