By the end of April, you can handle a starter who has won one game. It becomes untenable towards the end of July.
There’s no shame to losing to the red-hot Dodgers these days, but Toronto has gotten very little joy out of last night’s starting and losing pitcher, Josh Johnson.
The oft-injured Johnson made his 13th start of the season and picked up his sixth loss in the the 14-5 thrashing. Once again, six losses are tenable but Johnson only has one win.
No pitcher has made as many starts this season with as little success.
Johnson is 0-4 with a 7.71 ERA in five starts since he beat the Orioles on June 23. He is being paid $13,750,000 this season with $2.5M being paid by his previous employer, the Miami Marlins. He is a free agent after this season and it will be interesting to see if the rapidly deteriorating Blue Jays (they made five errors last night and have lost five straight and 12-of-16) will try to find a taker for him before the trade deadline.