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Bits: Josh Johnson terribly ineffective

Updated: April 12, 2013, 3:15 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

On occasion I'm certainly willing to give starting pitchers a break when poor April weather appears to be a factor, but in the case of Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson, even he admitted something is wrong. Johnson was awful Thursday in what became the shortest outing of his career, allowing six runs while retiring only four Detroit Tigers, and although there were miserably cold, rainy conditions in Detroit, the other pitcher (Doug Fister) managed to thrive for eight innings of one-run ball.

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