7:05, Citizens Bank Park. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Ticket info: About 3,000 tickets available for tonight and tomorrow night.
Blue Jays LHP Ricky Romero (3-3, 3.71) vs. Phillies LHP Cole Hamels (4-2, 4.62)
Blue Jays update: After being swept at home by the Marlins last weekend while giving up 24 runs and 42 hits, the Jays will look to bounce back. "We absolutely have to respond to this, going in to play the world champs," CF Vernon Wells told the Toronto Sun. "It's going to be difficult, but guys have responded well to adversity in this clubhouse" ... Wells is in an 0-for-17 and 4-for-45 slump and has gone 138 at-bats without a home run, the longest drought of his career ... Toronto is 0-6 in interleague play ... It might be a coincidence, but Phillies scouts Pat Gillick and Charley Kerfeld have both seen Romero pitch at Rogers Centre recently.
Phillies update: Hamels is coming off his least effective start of the season, allowing 11 hits and four earned runs with just one strikeout in five innings ... He'll be facing the Blue Jays for the first time in his career ... RHP Tyler Walker will become the 18th pitcher used this season ... Upcoming probables: RHP Scott Richmond (4-3, 3.90) vs. LHP Jamie Moyer (4-5, 6.11) tomorrow night and RHP Casey Janssen (2-3, 6.23) vs. RHP Joe Blanton (4-3, 5.17) Thursday afternoon ... The Phillies caught a break. RHP Roy Halladay, one of the AL's best starting pitchers (10-1, 2.53) was scheduled to start in the series finale, but has been pushed back to at least Saturday with a strained groin.