VANCOUVER, Canada — The Spokane (Wash.) Indians opened their second series of the season on Monday against the Vancouver Canadians with their first win of the season.
Saquan Johnson, a 2011 graduate of East Bladen High, was moved into the No. 2 hole of the Indians’ lineup and went 0-for-5 in the 10-1 win.
Johnson did figure in the scoring, working a walk in the fifth inning and scoring in an eight-run outburst. He also reached base on an error in the eighth inning.
The following night, still hitting No. 2, Johnson went 1-for-6 in a 5-4 loss to Vancouver, the affiliate for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Johnson singled in the fourth inning, but was erased on a double-play moments later. He also reached base in the eighth inning on a fielder’s choice.
Johnson, who has been playing left field for Spokane — a Class A short-season affiliate of the Texas Rangers — did not play in Wednesday’s game.
Thus far this season, Johnson is 2-for-17 with a triple and nine strikeouts for a .118 batting average.
The Indians, who were 1-5 through the season’s first six games, opened a five-game series in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday against the Boise Hawks, an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.