Josh Johnson SP TOR 2 Days
After having his start pushed back by a blister, Josh Johnson struck out 10 over 7 1/3 scoreless innings against the Rockies on Monday.
It was Johnson's seventh career 10-strikeout game, but the other six all came back in 2009 and 2010. His season high this year was eight. Johnson didn't hang on long enough to get a win tonight, as the Jays didn't score until the bottom of the eighth, but he'll certainly start winning some games if he keeps pitching like this. He has a 1.86 ERA in three starts since coming off the DL.
Josh Johnson SP TOR 5 Days
Josh Johnson (finger) will have his next start pushed back to Monday against the Rockies.
Johnson is currently dealing with a blister on his right middle finger. He was previously pushed back to Sunday, but the Blue Jays want to give him more time to heal. Chien-Ming Wang will now start Sunday against the Rangers on regular rest.
Josh Johnson SP TOR 10 Days
Josh Johnson yielded three runs on five hits and four walks over just five innings in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.
Johnson was unable to consistently find the strike zone all day, as he required 109 pitches to complete the five frames. He's now been good in one start and bad in another since coming back from the DL, which accurately describes his season so far. He'll carry a 5.40 ERA and 1.64 WHIP into a tough matchup in Texas next weekend.
Josh Johnson SP TOR 14 Days
Josh Johnson was effective in his return from the DL, allowing two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings in a loss to the Giants.
Johnson gave up a two-run homer to Andres Torres in the second after an Edwin Encarnacion throwing error opened the frame. Unfortunately, that was all the Giants would need tonight in a 2-1 game. Johnson struck out six and walked none, so it was an encouraging performance after a six-week absence. He'll get the White Sox next.
Josh Johnson SP TOR 19 Days
Josh Johnson (triceps) will be activated from the disabled list to start Tuesday against the Giants.
Johnson gave up six runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings Thursday in his third rehab start, but the important part is that he feels good. The 29-year-old right-hander has been sidelined since April 21 with right triceps inflammation. He had a 6.86 ERA over his first four starts, so fantasy owners may want to wait and see before activating him.
Josh Johnson SP TOR 20 Days
Josh Johnson (triceps) allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks over just 4 2/3 frames in a rehab start with Triple-A Buffalo Thursday.
He struck out three. The rehab outing was supposed to be his last, but it's possible the Blue Jays will change their minds given the result. However, as long as Johnson feels healthy, it's a good bet that he'll return next week.
Josh Johnson SP TOR 24 Days
Josh Johnson (triceps) struck out three over four scoreless innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.
Johnson is looking good and, more importantly, feeling healthy, but he'll need one more rehab start before rejoining the Blue Jays' rotation. He held a 6.86 ERA and 1.88 WHIP in four starts before getting injury but is a good DL stash if he's been dropped in your league.
Josh Johnson SP TOR 28 Days
Josh Johnson (triceps) will make at least two more rehab starts.
Johnson struck out five over three innings of one-run ball on Monday with High-A Dunedin. He's feeling good physically, but the right-hander obviously needs to build up his stamina. He'll rejoin the rotation in early June if he can avoid a setback.