Spring Fever: Vintage Unit

Randy Johnson looked anything but old on the mound Tuesday.

Wearing a San Francisco Giants uniform for the first time against his former Arizona Diamondbacks team, The Big Unit struck out seven over three scoreless innings, allowing just two singles and a walk. His slider -- a pitch he usually doesn't bust out into much later in exhibition -- seemed to be in tip-top shape, with 6 of his K's recorded with that toss.

Along with the split-finger, he used his trusty two-and-four seam fastballs, throwing 29 of 40 pitches for strikes overall.

After the 45-year-old lefty scoffed at the $2.5 million deal Arizona threw his way after the 2008 season, he inked a one-year, $8 million deal with the Giants this winter. So far this Spring, it's proven to be a smart move on both parts.

The D'Backs went on to a 7-6 victory after climbing out of a 5-0 hole in front of a crowd of over 7,000 fans at Scottsdale Stadium.

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Megs said...

Lookin good, old unit!

Doret said...

Randy Johnson's biggest mistake was signing with the Yankees, but he'll still get 300 wins.