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Johnson makes a rehab start

Beinfest was at the game and gave his assessment.

Count Marlins General Manager Larry Beinfest among those impressed by Josh Johnson's rehabilitation start for the Class A Jupiter Hammerheads on Sunday.

"I thought he looked very good - a lot of strikes, six hits and I think half of them were broken bats," said Beinfest, who attended Jupiter's 3-2 victory over Fort Myers.

"The biggest thing is health, but he looked strong to me. ... I reported back to the guys in Milwaukee that I thought he looked terrific."

FishStripes had their own observer at the game and HadMatter logged the following report.

I only saw 3 innings but
JJ looked good and was hitting the black on both sides of the plate for strikes. Nice and smooth delivery. Fluid!

St. Lucie scored in the 2nd on what looked like a passed ball and a seed to center on which the CF initially broke in on, and the ball went over his head.

He was getting the ball up a little bit in the 3rd but overall an impressive outing against the youngsters. Lots O' K's.

Given HadMatter's account, it sounds like to me he was getting arm fatigued in the later innings.  Which would be completely expected and it just means he needs to build up arm strength.  And that is no problem and easy to do, it just takes time.

If Johnson feels good today after the outing, his next start is scheduled to be in Carolina against a little better competition on Friday.

A big thanks to HadMatter for giving us a scouting report.