Series Preview: Blue Jays Aim to Flatten the Phillies

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Aug 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Bllue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) is greeted by teammates in the dugout after scoring against New York Yankees in the third inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sport

It has been a whirlwind few weeks in Blue Jays land. From the Tulowitzki trade to the (sort of) demotion of Drew Hutchison, there is always something to yap about. The streak was captivating and definitely revitalized the city in terms of support. The bandwagon is getting full and it’s fantastic. It’s a feeling this city needs and deserves after decades of mediocre big time sports teams.

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One difference from the past surges for the playoffs is the crowd is louder and more into the game. Back in the day, a lot of the sellouts were due to people who still hadn’t been to the wonderful state of the art stadium with the moving roof and huge tv scoreboard. The fans now have been there before and are thoroughly enjoying the play this time. Toronto fans appreciate the hard workers…the plumbers in hockey, the sixth man in basketball and the dirtbag in baseball (I’m talking about you Reed Johnson). This team is ready for all comers.

Next in line is the Philadelphia Phillies, who sit at the bottom of the NL East with a 46-72 record. Ben Revere will get a look at his old team, but you have to think he’ll enjoy the view. Now 1.0 game back of the New York Yankees and 11 games over .500, the Blue Jays have a prime opportunity to make their move.

Next: First stop: A look across the diamond