Good luck trying to describe Hiroshima Carp pitcher Kris Johnson's first few weeks in Japanese baseball.

He can't even do it.

"Words can't describe it," Johnson told The Japan Times on Tuesday. "Especially coming into a new league, high expectations, the quality of baseball and all. It's something that I've worked for. It's all the preparation that I've done, mixed with the catcher that I had in all seven starts, great defense, good team, good teammates and the coaching staff. You know that everybody has your back."