Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Philadelphia Phillies, May 8

Time for the Blue Jays to lock things down and get things going
Kansas City Royals v Toronto Blue Jays
Kansas City Royals v Toronto Blue Jays / Vaughn Ridley/GettyImages

Facing the MLB-leading team on Tuesday night, the Toronto Blue Jays were no match for the surging Philadelphia Phillies as they ultimately fell 10-1. Having lost 5 of their past 6 games, the Blue Jays (16-20) will look to at least salvage a split against the Phillies (26-11) in their short two-game series to get back on track.

Probable starting pitchers

  • The Blue Jays have veteran Chris Bassitt leading the charge. Bassitt has had a rough start to his 2024 season, having compiled a 2-5 record with a 5.45 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in seven starts to date. However, he is coming off a quality start against the Kansas City Royals last time out where he surrendered just three runs in six innings of work. Bassitt hopes to carry some of that momentum into today’s game against the tough Phillies team, as he’ll likely need all the help he can get.
  • The Phillies will counter with one of their team aces in Aaron Nola. Nola has been off to a solid start to 2024, posting a 4-1 record with a 3.32 ERA, 1.15 WHIP with 40 strikeouts in 43.1 innings pitched. Forming a strong one-two punch with fellow teammate Zack Wheeler, they have played a huge part in the Phillies success this season. Nola will aim to help his team to a series sweep and further cement their spot at the top of the league standings.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, May 8

  • 1, RF George Springer
  • 2. LF Daulton Varsho
  • 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • 4. DH Justin Turner
  • 5. C Danny Jansen
  • 6. SS Bo Bichette
  • 7. 2B Davis Schneider
  • 8. 3B Isiah Kiner-Falefa
  • 9. CF Kevin Kiermaier

Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup, May 8

  • 1. DH Kyle Schwarber
  • 2. C J.T. Realmuto
  • 3. 1B Bryce Harper
  • 4. 3B Alec Bohm
  • 5. LF Brandon Marsh
  • 6. RF Nick Castellanos
  • 7. 2B Bryson Stott
  • 8. SS Edmundo Sosa
  • 9. CF Johan Rojas

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on today?

  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. ET
  • Sportsnet and Sportsnet+ will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
  • Phillies fans can catch the game on NBCSP.
  • On a national stage, MLB Network will have the game for out-of-market viewers only.

How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game today?

How can I listen to the Toronto Blue Jays game today?

  • The Blue Jays broadcast will be on SN590 and the SN App.
  • Phillies fans can tune into the game on 94 WIP and WTTM 1680.