Wednesday, August 6, 2014

LHP Brian Johnson Twirls Gem For AA Portland

(Kevin Pataky/
In the wake of fellow left-hander Henry Owens pitching a gem for AAA Pawtucket, Brian Johnson hurled his own masterpiece last night for AA Portland. Johnson faced the minimum number of batters over eight innings—yielding just three hits in a game eventually won by the Sea Dogs, 3-1 in 11 innings. Bowie BaySox star Mike Yastrzemski (yes, he of the Andover, Massachusetts Yastrzemskis) had two of the three hits off Johnson. Boston's #12 prospect now leads the Eastern League in ERA with a minuscule 1.89. Take heart, the future looks bright!