There was music playing in the Marlins clubhouse again Monday night, which could only mean one thing.
"That means we won and we played a good game," Marlins ace Josh Johnson said.
Said manager Ozzie Guillen: "It was like somebody had been dead in there for the last couple days. I don't blame them. Their feelings are hurt when they're not winning. But hopefully this win against a good pitcher, a good ballclub helps us get on another hot streak and continue to win."
The Marlins (32-29) snapped their season-long six-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory against the Boston Red Sox. And Johnson was at the center, tossing a season-high 116 pitches and seven strong innings, striking out seven, scattering four hits and giving up just one earned run as he won for the fourth time in his last six starts.
Much like everyone else at Marlins Park, Johnson was surprised to see the roof open for the first time since April 18th. Asked if it made a difference, Johnson smiled.
"It was cooler. It was breezy. So it kind of kept the humidity down," Johnson said.
The 116 pitches followed up a 113-pitch start in which Johnson went 7 2/3 innings. Johnson, who missed most of last season with shoulder problems, said he feels just fine with heavy workload.
"I like being out there. I want the ball. Again today, I went underneath and hid [from Guillen]," Johnson said. "I wasn't going to let them find me."