Atlas Johnson

In his last start Randy Johnson looked like his vintage self from 2001. He dominated the San Diego Padres en route to his 289th career victory. In that start he was working the location of his pitches with pinpoint accuracy. His slider had a lot of bite and he was changing speeds on his fastball making it extremely difficult for hitters to adjust. This was substantially different than his previous several starts and I think baseball fans everywhere were wondering whether that game was a fluke or if it were a premonition of things to come. Tonight marked Randy’s next start and I was keenly interested in seeing which Randy Johnson was going to show up.


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