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WATCH: Cardinals back up catcher takes mound, records strikeout

In a scene similar to backyard baseball or batting practice, the St. Louis Cardinals sent their reserve catcher Rob Johnson to the mound with 2 outs in the 9th inning to preserve a depleted bullpen for another day.  Holding a 13-4 lead, the Dodgers didn’t bother pinch hitting for relief pitcher Paco Rodriguez, preferring he stay in for his first career at bat, then gobble up the...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals’ Catcher Strikes Out Dodgers’ Pitcher

With the Dodgers leading 13-4 in the ninth inning, the Cardinals skipper decided to have a little fun and brought in Cardinals backup catcher Rob Johnson to take the mound and try his hand at pitching. The unfortunate victim for Johnson ended up being relief pitcher Paco Rodriguez, and it ended in a strike out. Paco has 45 strikeouts this season of batters he has faced, so in essence...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Rob Johnson Signs With Cardinals, Gets Spring Training Invite

Rob Johnson, who appeared in 17 games for the Mets last season, has signed a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. Johnson also received an invite to major league camp. Johnson, 29, finished the season on the DL with a torn ligament in his left thumb, which did not require surgery. He batted .250 in 17 games with the Mets after batting .207 with a .588 OPS for Triple-A...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Hampton and Johnson taken off 40-man roster, become free agents

The New York Mets have removed catcher Rob Johnson and left-handed pitcher Justin Hampson from the 40-man roster, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN Nee York.  After clearing waivers, both players have elected free agency, according to Rubin. Johnson, who appeared in 17 games for NY in 2012, collected 13 hits in 52 at-bats with four runs batted in: According to Rubin: “Johnson’s...
Via MetsZilla
October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Nickeas Gets The Ax, Rob Johnson Promoted From Buffalo

After a disastrous 0-6 homestand, a very ticked off Terry Collins fired off some shots at his team’s poor performance to begin the second half. He promised changes and he promised them fast. It looks like catcher Mike Nickeas is the first casualty of the aftermath of the Washington Nationals sweep over the Mets. Here is the press release the Mets just emailed to us: The New York...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets catcher Rob Johnson was perfect in relief last night including an 87mph strikeout

In case you missed it, NY Mets backup catcher Rob Johnson came on in relief and threw a 1-2-3 eighth inning against the Blue Jays. Including a strikeout of Blue Jays left fielder Eric Thames. And the... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
Via Bob's Blitz
May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Place Thole On 7-Day DL, Call Up Rob Johnson

The New York Mets announced the club has placed catcher Josh Thole on the 7-Day Disabled List with a concussion and selected the contract of Rob Johnson from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. Johnson will wear #16 and will be available for tonight’s game. Righthanded pitcher Pedro Beato was transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List to make room on the 40-man roster. Johnson...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Get To Know A Mets Minor League Player: Rob Johnson

Back on December 22nd, the Mets added depth to their catching depth to their minor league system with Rob Johnson. The signing isn’t a move to push out Thole, or even Nickeas, but rather a support for the Mets as a possible third string option. Catching is that one position that during the season will [...]
Via 213 Miles From Shea
December 24, 2011  |  Discuss

A look at newly signed Rob Johnson

Mets announced today that they have signed Rob Johnson to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.  The 28 y/o right hander is considered to have a strong arm and works well with pitchers, but had issues toward the end of his stay in Seattle with passed balls despite being described as a defensive specialist.  Below is a video of Johnson throwing out Willie Bloomquist...
Via Mets Fever
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Mets sign catcher Rob Johnson to minor league contract

The Mets announced that they have signed catcher Rob Johnson to a minor league deal. Johnson, who played in 67 games for the Padres last season hit .190, had an OBP of .259, and had 16 RBI. He had the best catchers ERA in all of Major League Baseball in 2009, according to the press release (which you can see below). Johnson will likely compete with Mike Nickeas for the job as backup...
Via MetsOnline
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss
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