Josh Johnson is in his 7th major league season, and has been one of the best pitchers in baseball the last two years.. He was a 4th round pick out of high school in 2002. He had Tommy John Surgery in August of 2007, which limited his innings in both 2007 and 2008, and he has thrown 200 innings only once (2009).In 2009, he was 15-5, with a 3.23 ERA and 1.16 WHIP, and he followed it up with an even more impressive 2010 campaign: 11-6 (28 starts, 183 innings), 2.30 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 9.1 K/9 and 2.35 BB/9. Re-read those numbers again. (28 starts, 183 innings), 2.30 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 9.1 K/9 and 2.35 BB/9. Also remember before the All-Star break his ERA was a shiny 1.70 (3.50 after). He is 33-12 since returning from Tommy John Surgery. He is a ground-ball pitcher who limits home runs. For his career versus the Mets, he is 7-1 in 12 starts, with a 2.74 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Last year he faced the Mets three times, including last opening day (he struggled throwing 5 innings, 4 runs while battling the flu and took the loss).
Josh Johnson is one of the top pitchers in the National League, and he will be tough to beat if he's on top of his game (if he can stay healthy).
|That's not pretty and what is referred to as the "inverted W"|
As a reminder, Long Live Shea Stadium will provide the opposing pitcher's scouting report each day before the game. Be sure to check back for the rest of the weekend starters (Nolasco and J Vasquez)