In playoff action last night from the Dominican, Kris Johnson continued his brilliant Winter League season, allowing one run on two hits over seven innings, helping his team to an important win. Johnson has pitched well this entire Winter, allowing more than one earned run just once, and even that was only two runs back on December 30th. In 53.1 innings between the regular season and playoffs, Johnson has allowed 33 hits and has posted a 1.18 ERA. With the win, his Leones del Escogido team clinched a spot in the DWL Championship series against Aguilas Cibaenas.
Kris Johnson allowed just two hits last night
Johnson did pitch well, but when he left the game after seven innings, his team still trailed 1-0. They went down another two runs in the top of the eighth before making a comeback in the bottom of the inning. The scoring in that inning for Escogido began with an RBI single from Starling Marte, who came around to score one batter later on a three run homer. Marte finished the d...
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.