BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - Tuesday is Jim Johnson's 34th birthday. The Atlanta Braves tweeted out happy birthday wishes to their closer Tuesday morning. So far in 2017, the Endicott native holds a 5-1 record with 15 saves for Atlanta. His 15 saves rank fifth in the National League. Johnson's ERA sits at 3.86 entering Tuesday night. He has struck out 36 batters in 32.2 innings.
Johnson had his jersey number retired at Union-Endicott in 2016. The Braves are in San Diego Tuesday taking on the Padres.