Sunday, April 1, 2012

Guest Post - Keeping Up With Your Oriole's News: Jim Johnson Looks Sharp vs. Pirates

Tonight we have a guest post from one Mr. Richard Broadway of Birdz Bullpen.  Richard does some really good work keeping O's fans updated on all the latest Orioles notes and his site is one any O's fan should check out.
- Jeff
As you are keeping up with your Oriole News:
Saturday afternoon, reliever Jim Johnson tossed a scoreless eighth inning and looked sharp in doing it. Saturday was the first time this spring that Johnson has thrown on consecutive days.
“I thought JJ had his best outing of the spring,” manager Buck Showalter said. “The biggest thing is the location. You can tell when he is locating the ball, he feels good about himself. I think that second day in a row did him well.”

Johnson was clocked at 94 mph during a 19- pitch inning, which he also picked up a strikeout, and then Showalter said that it was good to see Johnson back to his old self.
“There was some unknown. He went through a little bit of an offseason that he has never done before,” said Showalter. “Like I said before, I always feel like he is going to get there, it was just a matter of time. And that was real encouraging today. ”

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