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Johnson leaves game with bruised arm

Posted on: May 16, 2011 10:29 pm
Edited on: May 16, 2011 10:31 pm
By Matt Snyder

Marlins' ace starting pitcher Josh Johnson had his shortest outing of the 2011 season to this point Monday night, when he exited after five innings and 85 pitches. Considering he'd only allowed one run, it appeared he wasn't pulled due to ineffectiveness and that turned out to be the case. He left with what is only being called a bruised right arm.

Johnson was struck with a hard-hit ball off the bat of Carlos Beltran in the fifth inning. Johnson was tended to by the trainer, took a few warmup pitches and stayed in the game. He did get a strikeout and lineout to end the inning after being struck, so it didn't seem to be bothering him just yet. Still, the team did announce to reporters on hand that he left with the bruise, so it's possible it tightened up on him while sitting in the dugout between half-innings. The issue in the throwing arm wouldn't be pain, but Johnson's ability to pitch effectively.

Johnson entered the game with a 1.63 ERA and is clearly one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:54 pm

Johnson leaves game with bruised arm

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 10:48 am

Johnson leaves game with bruised arm

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Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2011 9:35 am

Johnson leaves game with bruised arm

I agree that was the weirdest hour and a half delay I've ever seen. There was not really any rain other than a light mist at game time. Then 10 minutes prior they rolled the tarp up and the infield was mush. Apparently they didn't put the tarp on until after the heavy rain early in the day and then after the downpour put it on and it never had a chance to dry. It was either incompitence by the grounds crew or hoping that a postponement coupled with a likely postponement today would allow the Mets to avoid facing Johnson and Nolasco.

Since: May 14, 2009
Posted on: May 16, 2011 11:49 pm

Johnson leaves game with bruised arm

it was hard to even call it a rain delay...  the grounds crew spent nearly an hour and 30 min working solely on the left side of the infield.... hardly any rain touched the dirt without the tarp.. chalk this one up to more organizational incompetence...  got to the field at 6:40 for todays game and there was nothing but a light haze (clothes weren't even wet at all) from that point until I had to leave at 10:30 when I had to leave due to work early tomorrow morning.   It was unbelievable.    Hardly any Mets fan will notice because understandably the crowd was small on a monday night during the academic school year, but its hard to root for this team when literally everything about them makes you frustrated and annoyed... ugh.. at least I was still able to enjoy the rest of the night with my girl... but that delay till 8:30 sucked

Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: May 16, 2011 10:39 pm

Johnson leaves game with bruised arm

Johnson should never pitch when there's a rain delay.

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