Johnson started Thursday's game against San Francisco and struck out two while allowing one hit over one inning. He did not factor in the decision.

The right-hander worked as an opener for the first time in September and set the Padres off on the right foot, punching out a pair while allowing an infield single after hitting a batter in the first inning. Johnson has posted a 2.92 ERA and 1.20 WHIP along with a 69:24 K:BB across 52.1 frames this season.

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