Phils top Jays 4-3 in Extra Session

By on March 17, 2012

Jays catcher JP Arencibia grounds to third as manager John Farrell look on (Eddie Michels photo)

CLEARWATER, Fla.—The Toronto Blue Jays played their first extra-inning game of the spring dropping a 4-3 decision to the Philadelphia Phillies in 10-innings at Bright House Field.

Toronto starter Brandon Morrow didn’t make it through his scheduled four innings something manager John Farrell isn’t worried about.

“He will go out for his fifth (inning) next time,” said Farrell, “It’s a normal progression for him.  He got to his pitch count today, it was a good day of work for him.”

As to what caused him to only go 3 1/3 innings on Saturday Farrell said, “Maybe his fastball command wasn’t what it has been his first couple of outings but he still made pitches.  He went out and used his curveball and changeup which he did.  Next time out he will be fine.”

Morrow allowed one run on five hits while walking one and striking out four.  The one run

The Philly Phanatic working the blues to get some calls (Eddie Michels photo)

he allowed was a leadoff homer by Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins in the home half of the first.

Kelly Johnson, Omar Vizquel, JP Arencibia and Eric Thames each had two hits for the Jays.

Outfielder Eric Thames lays one down for a single (Eddie Michels photo)

Vizquel’s two hits raised his average this spring to .412.

Bobby Korecky took the loss along a single run in the 10 while Raul Valdes got the win with a perfect inning of relief.

Phillies fans, Phanatic says this one's in the bag, I worked the umps (Eddie Michels photo)

FanaticLeprechaun??? (Eddie Michels photo)

Thames could not get past second as he was forced out by Phillies prospect Freddy Galvis (Eddie Michels photo)

Freddy Galvis, MLB.com

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