DUNEDIN, Fla.—Solid pitching got the Toronto Blue Jays a 2-0 win over their nearby neighbors the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.
Brandon Morrow threw five shutout innings of one hit ball to get the win striking out one and walking two on 59-pitches, 34-strikes.
Morrow did have a bit of a mental lapse in the fifth when he appeared to forget where he was allowing Juan Pierre who was on first to take off for second. Morrow did regain consciousness and threw to second to get Pierre in a delayed action caught stealing.
On the Phillies side of the ledger Cliff Lee took the loss allowing just one run on five hits
over six innings of work.
Carlos Ruiz went 2-3 getting half the Phillies hits while Kelly Johnson went 3-4 to get half of the Blue Jays hits.
Jason Frasor got the save with a perfect ninth for the Jays. http://www.rocketsports-ent.com/phillies-down-jays-with-a-halladay-start/
BLUE JAYS NOTES: According to manager John Farrell, “We’ll include him (Brett Lawrie) in BP and running today but will push him back to Saturday for a start.” …As to Sergio Santos Farrell said, “He threw yesterday and is now scheduled to play on Saturday. He will then pitch every other day.” Alex Anthopoulos the Jays GM spoke to the media on Thursday saying, “Even if our players are average at each position we have a very deep team.” As to spring training Anthopoulos said “You can’t put stock in spring training stats, we haven’t had any major injuries this year.” The team is scheduled to fly out of Florida after their game on April 3 all except the fifth starter who will stay back and start a minor league game on April 4.