Josh Johnson Still Boss (And Other Notes)

Friday, August 14, 2009

We of course know this, but he likes to reaffirm it to us. Another brilliant performance: 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 11 K. He is now 12-2 with a 2.84 ERA and is sure to get Cy Young consideration less props than he should.

Great combined effort by the pen to notch the Alfonseca-save. We only asked them to get five outs, and they gave up four runs, all in the ninth inning. And predictably, when Todd Helton comes to the plate as the tying run, he flies out. By now, I am calling out what our bullpen will do as it happens about as accurately as I can reference any line of Animal House. They need to mix it up and surprise me every so often.

Nick Johnson has now played 11 games with the Marlins and has posted an even .500% OBP in just over 50 plate appearances. He is also OPS-ing .944% which is just a colossal improvement over Bonifacio's .600% he was posting for four months. Just saying.

Tonight we had three sacrifice bunts, and two sacrifice flies. The small ball was getting too much for my head to take, but thankfully Dan Uggla launched a two-run shot and I was back to normal.

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