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Johnson's Struggles Continue

Johnson's Struggles Continue

Second baseman Elliot Johnson, who had a strong season in 2006 with the Montgomery Biscuits (.281 15 home runs 50 RBIs), is off to a terrible start at the plate with the Durham Bulls. Through the first 34 games of the year, Johnson has only 23 hits in 132 at bats (.194). Filling in as a DH, the infield prospect was hitless again in Durham's loss to the Richmond Braves tonight.

Jason Hammel turned in another strong pitching performance, but had nothing to show for it in the Durham Bulls' 3-0 loss to the Richmond Braves on Friday night. Hammel (1-4), who allowed three earned runs over seven sharp innings to lower his ERA to 2.76, scattered only six hits with five strikeouts. But a severe lack of run support caused him to suffer his fourth loss of...

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