The Palm Beach Post’s Joe Capozzi reports that Josh Johnson’s season is done, and that Wade LeBlanc will shuffle forward to take his turn in the rotation for today’s kickoff of the final series of the season against the Mets. Later reports indicate that hamstring trouble are the reason given by the Marlins for the switch.
Even with the departure of J.J. from the hill, the Marlins are still facing an inconsistent September callup in Jeurys Familia. He’s had seven appearances from the bullpen since the roster expansion, and has been up and down. Hopefully, run support will be there for LeBlanc, and we can recover a little self-respect as the bell begins to toll for the 2012 regular season.