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Johnson's Velocity

Johnson's Velocity

PostPost #1 by Ampontan » March 22nd, 2012, 11:48 pm

The same CBS guy who Tweeted about shopping Gregg and Reynolds also Tweeted about JJ's velocity being down, and reports on his appearance yesterday had him at 89-91. Usually he can pony it up to 95. Perhaps lingering problems with the back.

The use of Eveland and Tillman in one-inning stints also yesterday, and the signing of Willis to work out of the bullpen, probably at AAA for now, are starting to come into better focus.
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Re: Johnson's Velocity

PostPost #2 by Tucker Blair » March 25th, 2012, 1:38 pm

I'm not going to worry about the velocity too much with Johnson unless it lingers into the regular season. Even with a drop or two in velocity he should still be able to get outs with his sinking fastball.

It's probably something to watch though, with the back injury and all.
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Re: Johnson's Velocity

PostPost #3 by birdwatcher55 » March 26th, 2012, 2:25 pm

Ampontan wrote:The same CBS guy who Tweeted about shopping Gregg and Reynolds also Tweeted about JJ's velocity being down, and reports on his appearance yesterday had him at 89-91. Usually he can pony it up to 95. Perhaps lingering problems with the back.

The use of Eveland and Tillman in one-inning stints also yesterday, and the signing of Willis to work out of the bullpen, probably at AAA for now, are starting to come into better focus.

First of all, Willis (87 mph fastball) is a non-entity. He does not fit into this discussion. Back ailments are tricky and lingering. You need a lot of rest and Motrin unless there is something structural which we're not led to believe by the Orioles. That said, I LOVE the idea of Tillman moving into the setup (or even) closer role. 8-)
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