Seriously, Josh Johnson… it wasn’t that long ago that you were a trendy Cy Young front runner choice. And going into today’s game against a recently swept Reds team, you had a 1.97 ERA, best among big league starters.
But with Adam Wainwright on your tail in the ERA lead, it was critical to post a good win against Cincy.
3 2/3 innings, 10 hits and 6 earned runs later, your ERA is all the way up to 2.27, giving Wainwright the league lead in wins, ERA and WHIP.
Now Johnson is only a trendy pick for the Cy Young in the Johnson household.
In fact, Braves star Tim Hudson may have leap frogged Johnson among Cy Young contenders.
Dust yourself off Josh and get back in it… the most intriguing Cy Young race I have ever seen continues.