Johnson entered Sunday's game against the Indians hitting .277 with four home runs and 22 RBIs, which is a vast improvement over last season when he hit .194.
Ask Johnson about where he's sitting, though, and he'll tell you, "I believe I can do a lot more.
"I feel good at the plate right now," Johnson said. "I feel like I'm seeing the ball right now for a long time. It's hard to describe, really. It's almost like I can slow the ball down. I don't think about anything except for the ball -- and I see it really, really big right now. So hopefully I can keep that going as long as possible."
Though Johnson struggled last season, he has been a productive player in the past. In 2010, he hit .319 with 11 home runs and 56 RBIs for Triple-A Durham. So perhaps his offensive output shouldn't be such a surprise.
Johnson feels he's going to do even better in the second half, and he's optimistic about the team's offense doing the same.
"We have to get better at prolonging at-bats, at seeing more pitches," Johnson said. "Any of the ways you can think of. Sometimes if you make an out, you want to at least make the pitcher work a little bit. We're going to get better. We have guys that can do the job, we know that."
Johnson thinks a reasonable offensive goal for the team would be to score at least five runs a game.
"We're not going to score 10 runs like we did [on Friday] night all the time," Johnson said. "Like I've always thought, five is our magic number. It seems like if we can get five, we've pretty much done our job offensively -- not that we want to stop when we get there. But if we can get to five, that seems like a fair amount. Not to put too much pressure on our pitchers, but really, that's the way our team is built. So, [it] kind of does have to put the pressure on the pitchers."