Johnson (3-1) picked up the win while not allowing a baserunner in one inning pitched during Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mariners. He struck out two.
Johnson entered the game with no outs and a runner on third in the seventh after Craig Stammen allowed five consecutive batters to reach and three runs to score. He allowed a sacrifice fly to Austin Nola that extended Seattle's lead to 7-3, but struck out the next two to end the inning. Johnson wound up picking up his third win as the Padres rallied for seven runs in the bottom half of the inning to win the seven-inning tilt.
Johnson (0-1) was tagged with the loss Saturday against Arizona after allowing four runs on three hits and a one walk while striking out one in just one-third of an inning.
Johnson had a disastrous performance Saturday, as four of the five Diamondbacks hitters he faced reached base and, to make things even worse, two of the four runs he got charged with came when he had already left the game. This was Johnson's first loss of the season and it will be an outing he'd like to forget as soon as possible, especially since he was coming off three straight appearances without allowing a hit or a run.
Johnson (1-0) pitched 1.1 innings, allowing one hit and striking out one to earn the win versus the Giants on Thursday.
Johnson got the last out of the eighth inning in relief of Emilio Pagan, and then added a scoreless ninth. The Padres exploded for six runs in the 10th, making Johnson the pitcher of record. The 29-year-old right-hander typically serves in a depth role in the Padres' bullpen and it's unlikely he'll be in the mix for even spot saves with a relief corps headlined by closer Kirby Yates.
Johnson agreed Monday with the Padres on a two-year, $5 million contract that includes a club option for 2022, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
The 28-year-old was once a prized pitching prospect in the Cubs organization, but he moved overseas last winter after struggling across his 38 relief appearances in the big leagues between 2017 and 208. While pitching for the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball in 2019, Johnson generated renewed interest from MLB teams after turning in a dominant season out of the bullpen, compiling a 1.38 ERA and 91:13 K:BB in 58.2 innings. The Padres will add him to an already strong relief corps headlined by closer Kirby Yates, with Johnson likely to fill a middle-innings role initially.
Johnson relayed Saturday via his personal Twitter account that he agreed to a contract Saturday with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league.
A first-round selection of the Cubs in 2012, Johnson received his first cup of coffee in the majors in 2017 before sticking around on a permanent basis as a member of the Giants organization last season. Over his 37 appearances out of the bullpen, Johnson submitted a 5.56 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 43.2 innings. Those poor numbers resulted in him being outrighted off the 40-man roster in November and likely would have forced him to settle for a minor-league deal this offseason had he elected to remain in North America. Instead, he'll head overseas in 2019 on what is presumably a far more lucrative offer than he would have fetched stateside.
Johnson elected free agency after being outrighted from San Francisco's 40-man roster, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Johnson appeared in 37 games for the Giants in 2018, logging a 5.56 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with a 36:22 K:BB across 43.2 innings of relief. The 27-year-old will look to latch on with a new organization this winter.
Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
With Sacramento's season coming to an end Monday, the Giants will bring Johnson aboard along with fellow Triple-A hurlers Steven Okert and Casey Kelly to provide some bullpen depth throughout September. Johnson has previously made 31 appearances with the big club this season, posting a 5.72 ERA and 1.30 WHIP across 39.1 innings.
Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The Giants needed a roster spot with Brandon Belt (knee) returning from the disabled list, and Johnson was the one banished back to the River Cats. The right-hander has a 5.72 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across 39.1 innings for the Giants this season.
Johnson was called up from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.
In 36 innings for the Giants this season, Johnson has a 5.75 ERA and a 25:18 K:BB. He'll likely fill a low-leverage role in San Francisco.
Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
Johnson had an 8.55 ERA over his last 20 innings and a 5.75 ERA overall for the season. Kelby Tomlinson was recalled from Sacramento in a corresponding move.
Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.
Johnson will rejoin the Giants' bullpen as a long man following Hunter Strickland's placement on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a broken right hand. Johnson owns a 5.46 ERA over 31.1 big-league innings this season.
Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Johnson tossed two scoreless innings during Friday's loss to the Dodgers after being recalled earlier in the day and returns to the River Cats after his one-day stay. First baseman Brandon Belt's (appendicitis) return from the disabled list prompted the move.
Johnson was called up to the Giants for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Johnson's stint could be only a day, as the Giants will activate Brandon Belt (appendicitis) from the disabled list Saturday. If Johnson pitches Friday, it will likely be in mop-up action.
Johnson will be on the Giants' taxi squad Friday, which hints that he'll be called up from Triple-A Sacramento to join the bullpen, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
San Francisco won a 16-inning marathon against the Marlins on Thursday, requiring Ty Blach to throw 6.2 relief innings in the process. He might be the roster casualty as the Giants look to summon a fresh arm in his place. Johnson holds a 5.83 ERA in 23 major-league appearances this season, so if he gets the call, he'll likely serve as a mop-up type.
The Giants optioned Johnson to Triple-A Sacramento following Monday's 10-3 win over the Diamondbacks, the Associated Press reports.
Johnson tossed two scoreless innings Monday while the game was well in hand for San Francisco, lowering his ERA to 5.83 in the process. With former starter Ty Blach now on hand to work in long relief after being dropped from the rotation, Johnson became somewhat of a redundant piece in the San Francisco bullpen. The 27-year-old should receive more regular work upon returning to Sacramento, with his demotion clearing a spot on the active roster for Madison Bumgarner (finger), who is set to return from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday to make his season debut.
Johnson allowed six runs on three hits and three walks while recording just two outs in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.
Johnson was all over the place, as he threw more balls (18) than strikes (17) and had a wild pitch to go along with the three walks. The 27-year-old had been fairly reliable this season up until Wednesday, but the ugly effort pushed his ERA to an ugly 5.60.
Johnson was the winning pitcher of record after firing a scoreless inning (one walk, no strikeouts) in Monday's comeback win over the Padres.
Johnson has been a pleasant surprise for the Giants after earning a bullpen job this spring, posting a 2.57 ERA and 1.00 WHIP over 14 innings. The 26-year-old owns a 3.91 FIP due in large part to his lack of strikeouts (5.8 K/9), but he could work his way up the ladder in a bullpen that lacks reliable right-handed relievers outside of closer Hunter Strickland.
Johnson has made the Giants' Opening Day roster, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. He will be recalled from Triple-A Sacramento.
Johnson was informed that he'll be making his first Opening Day roster just two weeks after being optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. The 26-year-old -- who has just one inning of major-league experience -- is expected to occupy a long-relief role with the club to begin the season.
Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Johnson spent almost the entire 2017 season with the Cubs organization at Triple-A Iowa. He pitched 54.1 innings across 44 games, posting a 4.31 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in the process. While his control was underwhelming (27 walks), he was able to consistently log strikeouts, as he fanned 74 batters in that time.
Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Giants on Wednesday.
Once considered a top pitching prospect in the Cubs' organization, Johnson was designated for assignment last week after posting a 4.31 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 74:27 K:BB with Triple-A Iowa this season (his first working almost exclusively out of the bullpen). With this move, Johnson goes onto the Giants' 40-man roster, but it's uncertain if they have plans to use him at the big-league level over the final 11 days of the campaign.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/07||@ LAD||L 5-6||0.1||1||2||1||0|
|10/06||@ LAD||L 1-5||1.1||0||0||0||2|
|10/02||vs STL||W 4-0||0.1||1||0||1||1|
|10/01||vs STL||W 11-9||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|09/30||vs STL||L 4-7||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|09/23||vs LAA||L 2-5||1.0||1||0||1||0|
|09/22||vs LAA||L 2-4||0.1||0||0||0||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AFX-Kane County Cougars||69.2||13||13||0||5||5||0||74||22||68||3.12||1.301|
|2014||AFX-Kane County Cougars||11.0||2||2||0||0||1||0||8||3||4||2.45||0.636|
|2018||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||22.2||17||0||0||0||0||4||30||10||15||3.65||1.126|