Randy Johnson strikes out 7 final minor league start for Triple-A Tucson Print
Written by Admin   
Tuesday, 08 April 2008 21:10
MLB Headline News

 TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -Randy Johnson struck out seven in six innings for Triple-A Tucson on Tuesday night in what probably was his final minor league rehabilitation start.
The 44-year-old left-hander, coming off his second back surgery in less than a year, allowed three runs and three hits against Salt Lake City. He walked one and had two wild pitches.
Salt Lake's Brandon Wood hit a solo home run off Johnson.
Arizona manager Bob Melvin tentatively has scheduled Johnson to make his first start of the season for the Diamondbacks on Monday night in San Francisco.
Johnson felt he accomplished what he hoped would in the outing.
``The more you throw the better you start feeling,'' he said. ``I knew I had to pitch better. There were a lot less mistakes. There were mistakes still made like the three hits. All of them were mistake pitches and that's going to happen in the course of a real game.''
He threw 85 pitches, 58 strikes.
``My location was a lot better. I would have loved to have gotten this kind of game in my last start,'' Johnson said. ``I got a lot of work in. There are things I need to correct and not have things happen at the major league level.''
He retired the last eight batters he faced after Wood's fourth-inning home run.
``I felt fairly much in control so that was a big positive,'' Johnson said. ``I do feel a lot more positive about this start. I got more work in and all my pitches were working. I was pitching ahead in the count and that makes all the difference. For the most part, I was pitching pretty effective. If I make quality pitches, good things are going to happen for the most part.''
 

MLB Team Pages

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 963 Toronto Blue Jays 98%
#2 957 Washington Nationals 97%
#3 965 New York Yankees 95%
#4 969 Milwaukee Brewers 93%
#5 967 Oakland Athletics 84%
#6 956 New York Mets 66%
#7 961 Pittsburgh Pirates 62%
#8 953 Arizona Diamondbacks 53%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

MLB Futures

MLB TEAM WORLD SERIES ODDS CURRENT
OAKLAND ATHLETICS 5/1
LOS ANGELES DODGERS 11/2
DETROIT TIGERS 11/2
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 9/1
LOS ANGELES ANGELS 9/1
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 10/1
ST LOUIS CARDINALS 12/1
BALTIMORE ORIOLES 16/1
MILWAUKEE BREWERS 16/1
NEW YORK YANKEES 18/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com