Lannan roughed up by Blue Jays in fifth spring start
Left-hander allows 12 runs in four innings, Adams strikes out side in sixth
DUNEDIN, Fla. -- J.P. Arencibia homered twice and drove in five, and Jose Reyes added three RBIs as the Blue Jays roughed up left-hander John Lannan in a 13-4 win over the Phillies on Monday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
Arencibia's productive day started in the second as he doubled to lead off the inning. Toronto then got RBI singles from Mark DeRosa, Rajai Davis and Melky Cabrera, while Reyes added a two-run triple.
The biggest blow of the inning was when Arencibia came to bat for the second time. He sent a deep fly ball over the wall in straightaway center field for a three-run shot. Lannan allowed six hits while walking a batter and hitting another during the eight-run frame.
Despite the disappointing second, Lannan came back for the third only to see his struggles continue. Reyes had an RBI single and then, in the fourth, Arencibia added his second homer on a shot to right-center field. It was his fourth homer of the spring.
Lannan was charged with 12 runs on 14 hits while striking out two in four innings. It was by far his worst outing of the spring, and his ERA during the Grapefruit League season is now 8.50.
Right-hander Josh Johnson had a completely different day starting for the Blue Jays. He allowed only four hits while striking out eight over 5 1/3 scoreless innings.
The only blemish for Johnson came in the third when he walked Ben Revere on six pitches. It's a relatively minor detail, but one that became noteworthy because it was the first walk Johnson issued this spring.
Johnson's spring ERA is now 1.13 in five appearances. He has allowed only eight hits while striking out 21 in 16 innings.
The Phillies scored four runs in the ninth off Brett Cecil. Steve Susdorf had an RBI single, Kevin Frandsen an RBI double and Eric Kratz a two-run single.
Mike Adams struck out the side in the sixth. Phillippe Aumont and Kyle Simon each threw a scorless inning.
Up next: The Phillies play a Grapefruit League against the Rays at 1:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Bright House Field. Raul Valdes, Mike Stutes, Jeremy Horst, Antonio Bastardo and Jonathan Papelbon are scheduled to pitch. Valdes, Stutes and Horst are competing for three available jobs in the bullpen, although Valdes and Horst are considered frontrunners for two of those jobs at this point. The final job could come between Stutes and Phillippe Aumont, so a good appearance from Stutes is important. The game can be watched live on MLB.TV.