One Game Winners…and worse

by Bill Chuck on July 23, 2013

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.

Rk Player GS W Tm G CG GF L W-L% IP BB SO ERA HR
1 Josh Johnson 13 1 TOR 13 0 0 6 .143 68.1 24 69 5.66 11
2 Shaun Marcum 12 1 NYM 14 0 2 10 .091 78.1 21 60 5.29 7
3 Vance Worley 10 1 MIN 10 0 0 5 .167 48.2 15 25 7.21 9
4 Josh Beckett 8 0 LAD 8 1 0 5 .000 43.1 15 41 5.19 8
5 Wade LeBlanc 7 1 TOT 16 0 1 5 .167 52.1 18 32 5.50 7
6 Jeremy Bonderman 7 1 SEA 7 0 0 3 .250 38.1 17 16 4.93 4
7 Philip Humber 7 0 HOU 9 0 1 8 .000 35.2 15 20 9.59 7
8 Matt Magill 6 0 LAD 6 0 0 2 .000 27.2 28 26 6.51 6
9 Hiram Burgos 6 1 MIL 6 0 0 2 .333 29.1 11 18 6.44 5
10 Allen Webster 6 1 BOS 6 0 0 2 .333 26.1 14 21 9.57 7
11 Carlos Carrasco 6 0 CLE 6 0 0 4 .000 28.2 13 15 9.10 4
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/23/2013.

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.

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