Kelly Johnson
2B/3B/LF NYM
3 months ago

Johnson was the hero Wednesday, hitting a bases-clearing double to give the Mets a 5-2 lead over the Marlins that held to the end of the game.

EDGE Analysis

With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth, Johnson stepped in to face former Marlins' closer A.J. Ramos. He yanked a breaking ball into the right field corner, giving catcher Travis d'Arnaud time to score all the way from first. The 5-2 lead proved to be the final score, as the Mets won a big game against the division rival Marlins. Johnson still has just 30 RBI on the year however, and is hitting .254.

Kelly Johnson
2B/3B/LF NYM
4 months ago

Johnson is in Monday's lineup against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson will start at second base and hit seventh for Wednesday's outing in St. Louis. Although he's hitting just .250 for the year, Johnson has heated up at the plate in recent games. Over the last 14 days, Johnson is 7-for-23 (.304) with two home runs and four walks.

Kelly Johnson
2B/3B/LF NYM
4 months ago

Johnson walked and hit his eighth home run in a 1-for-3 game in Tuesday's win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson already has four home runs in just 29 at-bats in August. Despite his awful start to the season with the Braves (.215/.273/.289, one home run in 49 games), he has found a groove with the Mets. His batting line in New York is now up to a cool .276/.342/.524 as he is providing the power threat up the middle the Mets desperately needed.

Kelly Johnson
2B/3B/LF NYM
4 months ago

Johnson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres. It's the third game in a row that he'll serve in a bench role.

EDGE Analysis

Jose Reyes' return from an oblique injury should effectively end Johnson's run as a regular starter. The Mets figure to run out an infield of James Loney, Neil Walker, Wilmer Flores and Reyes more often than not, forcing Johnson to settle for spot starts and pinch-hitting duties off the bench.

Kelly Johnson
2B/3B/LF NYM
4 months ago

Johnson pinch hit for outfielder Ty Kelly in the ninth inning Wednesday, and hit a game-tying, two-run home run off D-Backs closer Jake Barrett.

EDGE Analysis

Unfortunately for the Mets, Johnson's heroics were not enough, as they eventually fell to Arizona 3-2 in 12 innings. Johnson actually saw another at-bat as the game went on, but struck out. Power has been hard to come by for Johnson this year, as the homer was just his 7th of the year and the RBI were his 20th and 21st despite getting 218 at-bats. Johnson's batting average now sits at .245.

Kelly Johnson
2B/3B/LF NYM
4 months ago

Johnson went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson was one of the few to get to Tigers starter Justin Verlander, blasting a 370-foot solo shot in the fourth that plated Jay Bruce. The veteran has hits in his three August starts and homers in back-to-back contests.

Kelly Johnson
2B/3B/LF NYM
5 months ago

Johnson got his first start Wednesday since before the All-Star break and did not disappoint, going 4-for-4 with four singles in a loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has primarily been used off the bench of late, but made the case for more playing time with his big day at the plate. The big day raises Johnson's batting average to .256 on the season.

Kelly Johnson
2B/3B/LF NYM
5 months ago

Johnson is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson will get the start as the Mets try to stack left-handed hitters against right-handed ace Max Scherzer. The 34-year-old is hitting .237 with three home runs and 13 RBI through 64 games this season.

Kelly Johnson
2B/3B/LF NYM
6 months ago

Johnson went 1-for-1 with a solo homer Saturday at the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson appeared as a pinch hitter in the 11th inning of a scoreless game, and his third homer of the year won the game for the Mets. Since being acquired from the Braves earlier this month, he's hit two homers in 12 games played.

Kelly Johnson
2B/3B/LF NYM
6 months ago

Johnson is in the lineup for Friday's game against Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson will be playing third base and batting sixth in the order due to Wilmer Flores' wrist injury. The veteran has gone 8-for-20 with one home run and two RBI for the Mets since being dealt to the team on June 8.