The jinx strikes again! I write about how Kelly Johnson is coming on and deserves to be in the lineup every day and pow! He takes a pitch off the right hand trying to bunt in the 6th last night, leaves the game, and might miss a few more with bruised fingers.
Why Johnson was even being asked to bunt in that situation is beyond me, but the good news is that X-rays were negative and the injury is bruises instead of breaks. Joe seemed like he had been coming around to the idea of going with Johnson more and Solarte less, evidenced by his decision to start KJ last night. A quick recovery to get Johnson's bat back in there would be the best possible outcome here.
Thoughts in the middle of the six-game road trip
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