Saturday, May 23, 2015

Game 66: Oh, Canada

TORONTO — The Phillies arrived north of the border early Friday morning and will play two games in less than 24 hours against the Blue Jays. But they landed with good vibes after two wins in Minnesota and some positives to build upon.

Game 66: Oh, Canada

Phillies starter Vance Worley starts Friday night against the Blue Jays. (Nick Wass/AP)
Phillies starter Vance Worley starts Friday night against the Blue Jays. (Nick Wass/AP)

TORONTO — The Phillies arrived north of the border early Friday morning and will play two games in less than 24 hours against the Blue Jays. But they landed with good vibes after two wins in Minnesota and some positives to build upon.

What will help is having Vance Worley no longer on a pitch restriction. He only threw 80 and 93 pitches in his first two starts back from the disabled list. This time, he should be able to go deeper.

He'll also hope for some better defense behind him. In his last start, Worley was charged with three runs, all unearned. Charlie Manuel's lineup looks a little different in that Placido Polanco is sitting after two days of activity.

1. Jimmy Rollins 6
2. Juan Pierre 7
3. Hunter Pence 9
4. Jim Thome 0
5. Shane Victorino 8
6. Carlos Ruiz 2
7. Ty Wigginton 3
8. Mike Fontenot 5
9. Michael Martinez 4

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