JJ streak on brink of history

Josh Johnson now stands among the elite, but not just for this season.

The Marlins ace has placed himself into a historical conversation.

After limiting the Rockies to one run in 6 1/3 innings on Thursday afternoon, Johnson ran his string of throwing at least six innings while not allowing more than two runs to 13 straight games.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Johnson is now one shy of the longest such streak since the Live Ball Era began in 1920.

Mike Scott rolled off 14 in a row for the Astros in 1986. Johnson is currently second since then, matching Greg Maddux (1995) and Tom Seaver (1971).

Over his last 10 games, JJ has given up seven earned runs in 71 1/3 innings (0.88 ERA).

Johnson’s 1.61 ERA is the best in the Major Leagues.

Streaks since Live Ball Era begane in 1920

1986: Mike Scott, 14
2010: Josh Johnson, 13
1995: Greg Maddux, 13
1971: Tom Seaver, 13
2010: Ubaldo Jimenez, 12
2009: Adam Wainwright, 12

— Joe Frisaro





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