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Nick Johnson homers, steals base, retains limbs

May 11, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT

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I’m really pretty happy to see Nick Johnson back in the majors.

The 33-year-old Johnson had his best game of the season Friday in a win over the Rays, going 2-for-2 with a homer, a walk and a stolen base as Baltimore beat Tampa Bay 4-3. It was his first homer of the season.

Credit the Orioles for sticking with Johnson after he went 0-for-26 in April. He’s now 7-for-17 with three doubles and six RBI this month.

Best of all, he’s played in 14 games without getting hurt. The Orioles have spotted him pretty well so far and haven’t needed to expand his role with Chris Davis playing well at first base. Used as an occasional DH against right-handers, he might actually be able to contribute all season.

  1. mybrunoblog - May 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    Nick johnsonnnnnn…….Getting two hits, draws a walk…..Doctor, we have a pulse!

  2. pisano - May 12, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    It’s amazing he hasn’t been on the DL this deep into the season.

  3. APBA Guy - May 12, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    I hate to say it, but you have to believe he hurt himself somehow stealing that base. It just isn’t showing yet.

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