But this was no ordinary save, this save put Johnson in an elite category in Major League Baseball. Johnson recorded his 50th save on Sunday and joined a list of just ten other big leaguers to reach that mark in a single season. In fact, JJ is the first guy to reach 50 since Francisco Rodriguez in 2008 (who finished with 62).
Currently, Johnson is tied with Mariano Rivera’s 2001 mark (50) for the 11th spot on the list. Not surprisingly, Mo is in the over-50 saves club twice (2001 and 2004).
Hopefully Johnson will get a few more opportunities this week. Or not… I’d be fine with some high scoring Orioles victories.