Jim Johnson becomes Orioles single season saves leader

Friday night in front of what sounded like a home crowd in Boston (which blows my mind), Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson earned his 46th save of the season, breaking the franchise record set by Randy Myers in 1997.

“It means we’re winning games, that we’re having a good season, so that’s pretty much all it means right now,” Johnson said downplaying his achievement according to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com.

JJ’s success in the closer’s role didn’t just begin this season. As Rich Dubroff points out on twitter, since becoming the Orioles closer in August of last season, Johnson has converted 54 of 57 save opportunities.

Pretty, pretty good.