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Blue Jays | Josh Johnson knocked out early

Toronto Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson allowed six runs and seven hits in just 1 1/3 innings to lose to the Detroit Tigers Thursday, April 11. It was the shortest start of his career. "I haven't thrown a slider for a strike yet, and I need that pitch. When I'm throwing it for strikes, it is something that the hitters have to think about, but this is two starts now, and it hasn't happened," Johnson said. "I didn't have anything today. They were all over my curveball for some reason, and the fastball was just hanging over the plate."

Fantasy Tip: Johnson's start to 2013 isn't a good sign for those hoping he might return to being an elite starting pitcher. He isn't the dominant pitcher he once was for the Miami Marlins, so don't bank on that for the rest of the year. Benching him for the right matchups early is probably your safest bet.

2013-04-11 14:53:21 | Source: The Associated Press

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