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

The lineups are set as Aaron Nola and the Phillies aim to keep the good times rolling against the slumping Blue Jays.
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola / John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies (26-11) absolutely dismantled the slumping Toronto Blue Jays (16-20) in the first game of their two-game set on Tuesday night. The wild scenes at Citizens Bank Park looked more like October than a random Tuesday in May.

Paced by Kody Clemens’ home run, triple and four RBI and another Bryce Harper home run (this one a grand slam), the Phillies pummelled the Jays in a 10-1 win. Cristopher Sánchez bounced back with a strong seven-inning performance. He scattered six hits, allowing one run while striking out five and walking two.

The two teams wrap up their series this afternoon with the Phillies looking for their eighth straight win, 12th win in a row at home and their 19th win in their last 22 games.

Phillies vs. Blue Jays probable pitchers, May 8

  • Aaron Nola (4-1) takes the hill for manager Rob Thomson and the Phillies. The 30-year-old has a 3.32 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 43 1/3 innings across seven starts. He lasted just four frames on Friday against the San Francisco Giants, striking out four and walking four, despite throwing 57 of his 89 pitches for strikes. Nola faced the Jays twice last season, going 2-0 while giving up six runs on nine hits with 13 strikeouts over 11 innings.
  • Chris Bassitt (2-5) counters for the Blue Jays. The veteran righty hasn't had the start to the season that he wanted. He comes in with a beefy 5.45 ERA and 1.68 WHIP with 34 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings in seven games. After no-hitting the Royals through five innings in his last start, he fell apart in the sixth, allowing three runs on four hits. Now in his 10th MLB season, Bassitt has an uncharacteristically high 4.46 BB/9 and an elevated 1.49 HR/9 so far in 2024.

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

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

What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on today?

  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. ET.
  • NBCSP will have the Phillies broadcast.
  • The Blue Jays broadcast will be on Sportsnet and Sportsnet+.
  • MLB Network will carry the national broadcast.

How do I stream the Philadelphia Phillies game today?

How can I listen to the Philadelphia Phillies game today?

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