BDD: Josh Johnson Was Dealing
At Baseball Daily Digest, I use Pitch F/X to illustrate just how dominant Josh Johnson was in his start against the Phillies. Fortunately, the Phillies came out of that game with a win, thanks to some timely hitting.
All night, Johnson pounded the strike zone. Two-thirds of his 102 pitches (68) were strikes. He had 11 swings and misses: 7 came on sliders, and 4 came on fastballs.
Notice that when he missed out of the strike zone, it was mostly low and to either side of the plate — nothing meaty. Brett Myers, take note of this.