Showing posts with label Josh Johnson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Josh Johnson. Show all posts


Josh Johnson Lands on the DL

Due to some unwelcome right shoulder inflammation, Josh Johnson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. The good news is, Gaby Sanchez is there to help him hug it out.

The Florida Marlins ace lasted just five innings in his most recent start Monday against the New York Mets, surrendering one run on 85 pitches. Unfortunately for the Marlins, they'll be losing an important part of their rotation, as Johnson's ERA was a minuscule 1.64 to accompany his 56 strikeouts and 3-1 record over nine starts so far this season.

I'm sure right-hander Jay Buente was delighted to get the call-up from the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs in time to start this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays during Interleague play. You have some big shoes to fill, buddy!

[USA Today]


Ladies and Gentlemen, Josh Johnson

For the second straight game, Josh Johnson was stingy on the mound.

The right-hander gave up no runs on just two hits over seven spectacular innings to help his Florida Marlins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 Tuesday night. He struck out nine and walked one.

Johnson, whose record is now 3-0 with 17 consecutive scoreless innings under his belt, lowered his ERA to a nice, round 1.00 using his 96 mph fastball and that spankin' new curveball of his. He has allowed four hits or less in each of his four starts, with batters failing to hit better than .112 against him.

However, he has never thrown a shutout in 108 career starts. Even after going seven strong innings Tuesday, his pitch count was too high to continue at 98 pitches, with 64 for strikes. Better luck next time!


Ricky Nolasco Gets Three More Years with Marlins

Ricky Nolasco has agreed to a $26.5 million, three-year contract with the Florida Marlins, according to an anonymous leaker close to negotiations. Of course, the deal won't be set in stone until the right-hander passes his physical.

While the team's ace, Josh Johnson, has a good three years remaining on the $39 million contract he signed last season, Nolasco's deal reinforces their rotation which already includes Anibal Sanchez, Chris Volstad and the recently acquired Javier Vazquez, who was inked to a $7 million, one-year deal earlier this month.


Ubaldo Jimenez vs. David Price

The 2010 All-Star starting pitchers have been chosen.

Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has called on Colorado Rockies right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez to take the hill for his National League All-Star team. Meanwhile, New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi has picked who else, but Tampa Bay Rays phenom David Price to start for his American League squad, which was pretty much a no-brainer.


Random MLB Signings

The Florida Marlins, who promised to increase their payroll this season after numerous complaints from the player’s union, have put the finishing touches on their $39 million, four-year contract with Josh Johnson.

The righty, whose deal was announced at the construction site of their new 2012 ballpark, went 15-5 with a 3.23 ERA last season. The team also completed one-year deals with infielder Jorge Cantu and reliever Leo Nunez this week. Outfielder Cody Ross, on the other hand, will go to arbitration. He demanded $4.45 million while the Marlins offered $4.2 million after he made just $2.3 million last year.

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Liveblog at Walkoff Walk!

It's been a busy morning so far, so I'm going to go ahead and link to some great stories around the blogosphere instead of actually using my brain.

The SportsBubbler is pumped to have Trevor Hoffman back in action.

Very Small Talk is glad fans are now getting a "bargain" on tickets at the spankin' new Yankee Stadium.

Read about Jorge Cantu! believing in himself at his very own big league blog.

Cubs Hub details Big Z's near-cycle. Oh, what could have been.

Anyway, I get the joy of live-blogging Johan Santana and the New York Mets vs. Josh Johnson and the Florida Marlins, whose bandwagon I abandoned earlier this week, over at Walkoff Walk. If you've never been to this blog, I demand you go there immediately. It's my favorite. Seriously. Right. Now.


Continuing to experience stiffness in his pitching arm, Florida Marlins righty Josh Johnson left the game against the San Diego Padres last night after just five innings. He was promptly placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Johnson missed the first 2 1/2 months of the season while recovering from an irritated ulnar nerve in his right elbow, and made only four starts since his activation on June 18th.


Florida Marlins right-hander Josh Johnson has been diagnosed with an irritated ulnar nerve that will most likely keep him out for at least the first two months of the season.

Johnson said his arm first began to hurt while he was throwing on Jan. 19th, with the pain moving up his arm past his elbow. On Monday, team doctors concluded from tests that there is no bone or muscular damage, and the best-case scenario is that he may begin throwing again in a month.

Johnson went 12-7 with a 3.10 ERA as a rookie in 2006, missing the final three weeks of the season with an unrelated strained muscle in his forearm. Among the candidates to take his spot in the rotation are right-handers Yusmeiro Petit, Wes Obermueller, Sergio Mitre and Jose Garcia, and lefty Chris George.

[Seattle Post-Intelligencer]