Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 6/17/12

Philadelphia Phillies (31-36) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (33-32)

Kyle Kendrick (2-6, 5.08) vs. Brett Cecil (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Time: 1:07, Rogers Centre
TV: WB 17
Weather: Scattered thunderstorms, 75
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil will be making his season debut today against the Phillies in the final game of this three game series.  Cecil struggled last season only earning four wins in 20 starts after getting 15 wins in 2010.

The Phillies will try to avoid the sweep with Kyle Kendrick on the hill.  Kendrick has been up and down all season but for the most part, down.  Since pitching a complete game shut out on May 26, Kendrick has allowed 13 ER in 15 innings while walking 10.

It’s a good sign for the Phillies that Carlos Ruiz is back in the lineup.  Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino have had some success against Cecil in the limited time they have seen him.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Polanco 3B, Pence RF, Thome DH, Victorino CF, Ruiz C, Luna 1B, Mayberry LF, Martinez 2B, Kendrick P

Your gameday beer: Labatt Blue

We now move the celebration over to Cliff Lee, and we’ll keep it with Labatt.  It’s not the best beer in the world, but if you’re putting it up against the Buds and Coors’ of the world, this will win out. It’s a little more potent, too, at 4.7%. So instead of reaching for the same old beer you always go for, think about the beautiful glaciers and all of that stuff in Canada and reach for their native brew for a change. Won’t kill you. -By Pat

GO PHILLIES!

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