Josh Johnson looks sleepy
Posted on: August 13, 2010 8:03 pm
Edited on: August 13, 2010 8:55 pm
Marlins ace Josh Johnson gave up three runs in the first inning Friday, the first four Reds batters getting base hits. He gave up five hits and walked two in the first two innings. Johnson had only given up six first-inning runs all season.
Turns out it might have been avoidable if the Marlins had been thinking ahead. The team traveled from Washington after a night game and didn't arrive at their hotel in Cincinnati until 4:30 a.m. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald notes via Twitter that the Marlins did not send the National League's ERA leader ahead to assure he'd be well-rested, a common practice.
Looks like that might have been a good idea.
UPDATE: Johnson lasted just 3 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since last July. He gave up six earned runs on 10 hits.
-- David Andriesen
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