Jim Johnson Struggles Continue, Yanks Top O’s 6-4

Baltimore Orioles NewsAfter a 2012 season that saw Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson save 51 games, the last three games for the Baltimore “fireman” have been uneventful.

Coming into the ninth-inning with a 4-3 lead over the New York Yankees on Monday, Johnson would surrender a solo home run to Travis Hafner, which would tie the game 4-4 and force extra-innings where the Orioles would eventually lose 6-4 in 10 innings.

Monday night’s performance was Johnson’s third straight blown save of the season, matching his total from all of last season.

On Tuesday, Johnson surrendered two runs to San Diego en route to a 1-3 loss. On Saturday, Johnson would come into the ninth-inning with a 6-5 lead over the Tampa Bay Rays; however, Johnson would allow five runs in just 1/3 of an inning of work before being replaced by Darren O’Day.

In this three-game span, Johnson has seen his ERA jump from 0.95 to 4.22. Johnson had previously converted 35 consecutive save opportunities dating back to last season before his recent skid of three straight blown saves.

 

Latest News

New York Yankees Didi Gregorius Injures Shoulder
New York Yankees Didi Gregorius Injures Shoulder
Ian Desmond Remains Positive Despite Hand Surgery
Ian Desmond Remains Positive Despite Hand Surgery
Report: Boat Likely Driven by Jose Fernandez at Time of Crash
Report: Boat Likely Driven by Jose Fernandez at Time of Crash
Amed Rosario Quickly Becoming Future for Mets at Short
Amed Rosario Quickly Becoming Future for Mets at Short
Pablo Sandoval Hopes for Bounce Back Year in 2017
Pablo Sandoval Hopes for Bounce Back Year in 2017
Yasiel Puig Attempting to Win His Job Back With Dodgers
Yasiel Puig Attempting to Win His Job Back With Dodgers


Leave a Reply

 
© 2006-2017 BBNS.