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Obviously, Jim Johnson was taking notes when George Sherrill was the Orioles closer, because JJ has been keeping O's fans in the same kind of suspense. He nailed down the save in the finale of the series against the Rays, but not until the potential tying run was at third base. In today's game, he came on in the ninth with a two-run lead and allowed a leadoff double to Paul Konerko and a one-out single to Alexi Ramirez before working his way out of the jam with the potential tying run again in scoring position.

It was scary, but Johnson has converted his last five save opportunities, dating back to a two-inning save the day before the Orioles completed the deal to send Sherrill to the Dodgers.

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Sherrill, by the way, has pitched in 11 games since the trade and has yet to give up a run in the National League.

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