John Lannan Dominant for Phillies, But Extra-Inning Home Run Means Walk-Off Win For Rays


John Lannan looked very, very dominant this afternoon in Port Charlotte, Florida. The Phillies would not go on to win today's game, but consider Lannan's success a victory in itself.

In five shutout innings, Lannan allowed just two hits, walked one, and struck out four. Matt Moore tossed five innings for the Rays, but allowed a run to score on three hits, the run being an RBI single from Carlos Ruiz back in the second inning, bringing home Domonic Brown.

After five, Justin De Fratus took the hill for the Phillies and allowed two hits, keeping it a 1-0 ballgame. In the bottom of the seventh with De Fratus still in, Shelley Duncan went yard to lead off the inning, making it a tied ballgame.  After a perfect eighth inning from Jeremy Horst, Antonio Bastardo came in for the bottom of the ninth in a 1-1 game. Bastardo walked one, but made it out of the inning alive. 

However, by extra innings the Phillies had used all of their major league pitchers scheduled to throw for the day and they turned to minor league pitcher Jay Johnson.   Wearing #48 but clearly not the size of Phillippe Aumont, Johnson walked one and got two outs.  Then Stephen Vogt stepped to the plate.   Vogt got Johnson for a walkoff shot to the picnic area in right field for a walkoff win for the Rays.  3-1 final.

Tomorrow at 12:05,the Phillies will visit the Yankees in Tampa.

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