By C. Trent Rosecrans
UPDATE: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman doubled with one out in the eighth, breaking up Johnson's no-hit bid. Following the hit, Johnson was taken out of the game, having thrown 109 pitches. He allowed one hit, walked three and struck out nine.
Johnson has thrown 97 pitches, which could become a factor as things go along. He's walked three batters and struck out seven, including Chipper Jones looking to end the sixth inning.
For good measure, Johnson has a hit of his own, singling in a run as part of a three-run second inning. That was one of seven hits, Tim Hudson has allowed in his six innings of work.
Johnson's never thrown a no-hitter. The longest he's ever gone is 6 2/3 against the Rockies on Aug. 14, 2009.