When the Rays and Blue Jays meet Monday at Rogers Centre, it will be a matchup of experience vs. youth. Thanks to their game being postponed Sunday against the Yankees, the Blue Jays will send their 38-year-old ace, R.A. Dickey, to the mound against 23-year-old Jake Odorizzi.
Blue Jays No. 1 starter R.A. Dickey will have to wait another day for his next start after Sunday afternoon's game vs. the Yankees was postponed because of rain. A makeup date has yet to be announced, but the two teams do share an off-day on Aug. 19 in advance of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium from Aug. 20-22.
Right-hander Josh Johnson is scheduled to make his first rehab start for Class A Advanced Dunedin on Monday night. Johnson has been out of action since April 21 because of soreness in his right triceps muscle.
Left-hander J.A. Happ has yet to throw off a mound in Florida because of lingering soreness in his right knee. Happ is currently working out at the Blue Jays' Minor League complex in Dunedin, but his sprained knee has yet to fully recover from an injury sustained on May 7, when he was struck in the head by a line drive.
The Blue Jays have announced their starting pitchers for Monday and Tuesday's games against the Rays. Right-hander Chad Jenkins will get the call on Monday and will be followed the next day by veteran hurler Ramon Ortiz. The decision previously had been on hold in case Toronto needed to use Jenkins out of the bullpen earlier in the week.
Right-hander Brandon Morrow was roughed up for five runs over five innings while the Blue Jays' lineup was unable to come through with runners on base in a 7-2 loss to the Yankees on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.