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- Updated: April 12, 2012
Marlins’ ace Josh Johnson struggled by giving up 11 hits in 3.2 innings, plus the offense didn’t help too much by only scoring one run against the Cy Young winner Roy Halladay. As the marlins fell 7 to 1 against the Phillies in Philadelphia, without Ozzie Gullien due to a 5 game suspension.
Johnson was pitching good the first 2 innings by not giving up a run. But the key situation that started the Phillies to rally was in the 3rd inning, when ex-marlin Juan Pierre stole second base, (who looked clearly out), but it a really close play and was an off call by second base umpire Bill Welke. What could have been easily 2 outs with nobody on base, turned out to be a big rally for the Phillies by scoring 5 runs on 6 hits off Johnson.
Johnson, as we said before, pitched 3.2 innings, with 6 earned runs, 11 hits, 1 strike- out and 1 walk. In his first 2 starts of this season, he has given up 9 runs in 9.2 innings with an ERA of 8.38.
The marlins manged to get the bases loaded in the first inning against Halladay, but a ground ball to second base by Gaby Sanchez ended a big opportunity for the Fish. In the 2nd, Omar Infante just came inches short of his 4 homer of the season. Instead he got a double. John Buck moved Infante to 3rd base with a sacrifice fly to right field and Josh Johnson scored Infante with a ground out to second.
Chad Glaudin relieved for the first time this season going 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out 2. Then, Ryan Webb got his 2nd appearance from the bullpen this season. He pitched 2 innings and gave up 1 run with a solo shot by Carlos Ruiz.
Next Game: The Marlins will look to win the series in Philadelphia. Mark Buehrle will start for the Fish, while he faces Joe Blanton.