Randy Johnson

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Randy Johnson Retires

Lefty pitcher calls it a day after reaching 300 wins

(Newser) - After 22 major league seasons, The Big Unit is walking away from baseball, ending one of the greatest pitching careers in baseball history. The 6-foot-10 Johnson announced his retirement on a conference call late yesterday, a decision that had been expected from the overpowering left-hander who reached 300 wins last... More »

White Sox' Buehrle Throws Perfect Game

(Newser) - White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle retired 27 consecutive Tampa Bay Rays today for a perfect game and a 5-0 win, the Chicago Tribune reports. There were a couple of dicey moments, particularly in the ninth inning, when center fielder DeWayne Wise barely caught a drive by Gabe Kapler destined for... More »

Johnson's Secret: Hitting People

(Newser) - Randy Johnson could become the 24th pitcher to hit 300 wins tonight, but few in that elusive club can challenge Johnson’s most impressive stat, Darren Everson writes in the Wall Street Journal: The Big Unit has hit a whopping 188 batters, a total topped only by Walter Johnson and... More »

D'backs Bite Rockies 8-4

(Newser) - Backed by Stephen Drew's three-run homer, Randy Johnson went five shaky innings for his 287th career victory and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Colorado 8-4 on Tuesday night. The Big Unit (3-1) gave up four runs and nine hits, striking out four and walking none. Chris Young had three hits as... More »

Ward Double Clinches Cubbies' Sweep

Chicago avenges series loss to Arizona in last year's playoffs

(Newser) - Pinch-hitter Daryle Ward delivered a two-run double in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied again to beat Arizona 6-4 Sunday after the anticipated showdown between Carlos Zambrano and Randy Johnson got wiped out. Carlos Marmol (1-0) struck out two in a perfect eighth and Kerry Wood pitched the... More »

Big Unit Earns 286th Career Win

(Newser) - Stephen Drew hit a three-run homer and Randy Johnson earned his 286th victory as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Tuesday night in a matchup of NL division leaders. Drew's homer capped a five-run outburst against Adam Eaton (0-1) in the fourth inning. Johnson (2-1) went six... More »

Webb Leads Diamondbacks

Right-hander wins his seventh game as Ojeda drives in 6

(Newser) - Brandon Webb became the majors' first seven-game winner, Augie Ojeda drove in a career-high six runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Mets 10-4 today. Webb (7-0) matched Randy Johnson in 2000 for the fastest start by a Diamondbacks pitcher. Starting in place of injured second baseman Orlando... More »

Big Unit Beats Punchless Padres

Lanky lefty gets first win since June

(Newser) - Randy Johnson got his first victory since having back surgery in August, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-1 win over San Diego on Friday night. Johnson held the Padres' popgun offense to one run on three hits while striking out seven in six innings. The last-place Padres lost for... More »

Padres Defeat Big Unit, Diamondbacks

San Diego snaps a four-game losing streak

(Newser) - Justin Huber connected off Randy Johnson for his first career home run, ruining the Big Unit's return and helping the San Diego Padres defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-4 today. The Padres had mustered a total of six runs in their previous four games, all losses. They scored that many against... More »

Randy Johnson Strikes Out 7 in 2008 Debut

But Giants get the 5-4 win with late rally off Diamondback bullpen

(Newser) - Randy Johnson had a hard time finding the strike zone in his season debut, eight months after back surgery. Still, the San Francisco Giants didn't get many good swings against him. The Big Unit did not allow an earned run in five innings, settling down to finish with seven strikeouts... More »

MVP Howard Slams Out Of Slump

In pinch-hit cameo, slugger lifts Phillies over dominating Unit, D-Backs

(Newser) - Six shutout innings by D-Backs ace Randy Johnson went for naught after he loaded the bases in the seventh; struggling slugger Ryan Howard, last year's NL MVP, golfed the first pitch he saw from reliever Brandon Medders and put Philadelphia up for good. The Phillies won, 9-3. More »

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