PITCHf/x: Breaking Down Jim Johnson’s Eighth Blown Save
What a heartbreaker.
The Orioles dropped another tough one in Arizona when Jim Johnson blew his league leading eighth save in the Diamondback’s 4-3 victory. NL MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt took Johnson deep to start to the bottom of the ninth, then hit a walkoff homer against T.J. McFarland in the 11th.
It took Johnson 30 pitches to work the ninth inning, he surrendered three hits and struck out one.
JJ threw Goldschmidt five 94-95 MPH two-seam fastballs. He fell behind 3-1 and left a belt high pitch to one of the game’s best hitters with his fifth pitch of the at-bat.
Goldy didn’t miss.