• Jun

    Showalter should be leery on how he uses Jim Johnson

    Jim Johnson's stats when he pitches on 0 days rest in 2013:

    5.84 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, .298 bavg, .400 OBP

    Johnson with 1 or 2 days rest:
    0.47 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, .164 bavg, .208 OBP

    Three times Johnson has pitch back to back to back days this season. In all three of those last outings he was scored upon.

    Stats in 3rd game of pitching back to back to back days:
    15.43 ERA, 3.43 WHIP, .385 bavg, .500 OBP

    Manager Buck Showalter should not be using Johnson to close on that third day when he's pitched back to back to back days.

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