MIAMI (AP) — Josh Johnson’s second pitch of the game was enough to give him a tough-luck loss.
Johnson gave up a home run to Jimmy Rollins to start the game and then pitched eight innings for the Miami Marlins, but he ended up on the wrong end of a 1-0 defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
“My job is to go out there and put up zero,” Johnson said. “I gave up one, so it’s my fault.”
Johnson (7-9) allowed three hits and one walk. He struck out seven.
“Outstanding,” Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said of his ace pitcher. “Very nice to watch. He felt pretty comfortable making big pitches on big counts.”
Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick (5-9) pitched five-hit ball for seven innings and did enough to walk off with a win.
“Kendrick was good, wasn’t he?” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. “Yeah he was. He…
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