Three homers. Eight ribbies. Jayson Werth was a beast last night against the Blue Jays, putting together the best game of his career in a 10-3 rout. The right RBI tied a single-game franchise record.
It’ll be much harder for the Phils to win tonight, however, as Adam Eaton takes the hill against the Jays. Eaton went five innings against the Giants Sunday, giving up two runs but letting a lot of baserunners get on, walking five. Eaton needs to put together a strong outing tonight against a bad Blue Jay offense (3.75 runs per game).
AJ Burnett goes for the Jays â€” he’s been a wash so far and is yet to be injured in 2008, always a plus for Toronto. Werth will get the start, and Geoff Jenkins will rejoin the starting nine tonight, putting Shane Victorino on the pine. It may rain tonight, so we’ll watch for a possible postponement.
Phillies: Adam Eaton (0-1) 5.40 ERA
Blue Jays: AJ Burnett (3-4) 4.94 ERA
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 69 degrees, possible storms
Lineup: Rollins, Werth, Utley, Howard, Burrell, Jenkins, Dobbs, Coste, Eaton
MLB Gameday Audio
Your gamenight beer: Tonight we’re going German, very German. I’m recommending an Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen, which is a very flavorful, complex beer that has a smoky taste. Drink it with some barbecue chicken and baked beans on this rainy Saturday evening.