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LHP Johnson makes season debut for Diamondbacks

Apr 24, 2007 - 2:32 PM San Diego (11-8) at Arizona (10-10) 9:40 pm EDT

PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Randy Johnson will make his season debut when the Arizona Diamondbacks host the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.

The 43-year-old lefthander, who had back surgery at the end of last season, is making his return to Arizona where he pitched from 1999-2004, winning a World Series with the team in 2001.

Johnson was acquired from the New York Yankees during the offseason after winning 17 games in each of his two seasons in the Bronx. The 6-10 lefthander, who has 280 career wins, has good career numbers against San Diego with a 14-3 record and 2.07 ERA in 22 appearances - 21 starts.

The Padres will counter with David Wells (0-1, 5.06), also a 43-year-old lefthander. Wells started against the Diamondbacks last Wednesday and was sharp, allowing two runs and three hits in seven innings. The 230-game winner started two games against Arizona last season, going 1-1 with a 2.92 ERA.

Adrian Gonzalez leads the Padres with five home runs and 17 RBI while Marcus Giles, who has an 11-game hit streak, leads the club with a .347 (26-for-75) batting average.

Eric Byrnes, who had a career-high 25 stolen bases with Arizona a year ago, already has six steals this season and also leads the team with three home runs.

Arizona is trying to avoid its fifth consecutive loss and seventh defeat in eight games. The team has scored a total of three runs over its last three games.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 2 0 4 4 0 0 0 10 11 1
    ARIZONA 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 8 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SDG - DAVID WELLS, HEATH BELL (6TH), DOUG BROCAIL (8TH), KEVIN
    CAMERON (9TH), TREVOR HOFFMAN (9TH) AND ROB BOWEN
    ARI - RANDY JOHNSON, DANA EVELAND (6TH), BRANDON
    M

    Apr 25 12:39 AM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: M Montero hit for B Medders.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 10
    ARIZONA 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: M Montero (.222, 1 HR, 4 RBI)

    Apr 24 11:50 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 2 0 4 4 0 10 10 0
    ARIZONA 0 2 1 0 2 0 5 8 1 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - HEATH BELL
    ARI - BRANDON MEDDERS

    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: B MEDDERS (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    C YOUNG (.214, 2-FOR-3)
    S DREW (.229, 2-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Apr 24 11:48 PM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KHALIL GREENE SCORED ADRIAN GONZALEZ. ERROR BY
    BRANDON MEDDERS ALLOWED KHALIL GREENE TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 10
    ARIZONA 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K KOUZMANOFF (.125, 0-FOR-3)

    Padres vs. DiamondbacksApr 24 11:34 PM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ SCORED BRIAN GILES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A GONZALEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 8
    ARIZONA 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: M CAMERON (.208, 0-FOR-2, HBP)

    Padres vs. DiamondbacksApr 24 11:25 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN GILES SCORED MARCUS GILES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B GILES ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 7
    ARIZONA 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: A GONZALEZ (.313, 1-FOR-1, BB, HBP, HR, 2 RBI)

    Padres vs. DiamondbacksApr 24 11:23 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY ORLANDO HUDSON SCORED STEPHEN DREW.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, O HUDSON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 6
    ARIZONA 5 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: E BYRNES (.306, 0-FOR-2)

    Padres vs. DiamondbacksApr 24 11:12 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY STEPHEN DREW SCORED ROBBY HAMMOCK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S DREW ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 6
    ARIZONA 4 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: O HUDSON (.350, 0-FOR-2)

    Padres vs. DiamondbacksApr 24 11:11 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY KHALIL GREENE SCORED BRIAN GILES, ADRIAN GONZALEZ
    AND MIKE CAMERON.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, K GREENE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 6
    ARIZONA 3 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K KOUZMANOFF (.128, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 24 10:55 PM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY KHALIL GREENE SCORED BRIAN GILES, ADRIAN GONZALEZ
    AND MIKE CAMERON.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, K GREENE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 6
    ARIZONA 3 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K KOUZMANOFF (.128, 0-FOR-2)

    Padres vs. DiamondbacksApr 24 10:55 PM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSE CRUZ JR (3) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF RANDY JOHNSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3, ARIZONA 3
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: B GILES (.305, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 24 10:46 PM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSE CRUZ JR (3) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF RANDY JOHNSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3, ARIZONA 3
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: B GILES (.305, 0-FOR-2)

    Padres vs. DiamondbacksApr 24 10:46 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 2 0 2 3 0
    ARIZONA 0 2 1 0 3 6 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - DAVID WELLS
    ARI - RANDY JOHNSON

    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: M GILES (.338, 0-FOR-2)
    J CRUZ JR (.326, 0-FOR-1, BB)
    B GILES (.305, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 24 10:42 PM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY STEPHEN DREW SCORED CHRIS YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S DREW ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2
    ARIZONA 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: O HUDSON (.354, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres vs. DiamondbacksApr 24 10:23 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ (6) TO CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF RANDY JOHNSON SCORED JOSE CRUZ JR.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2, ARIZONA 2
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: M CAMERON (.211, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres vs. DiamondbacksApr 24 10:15 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CARLOS QUENTIN (1) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF DAVID WELLS SCORED CHAD TRACY.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0, ARIZONA 2
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: R HAMMOCK (.300, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Apr 24 10:06 PM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CARLOS QUENTIN (1) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF DAVID WELLS SCORED CHAD TRACY.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0, ARIZONA 2
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: R HAMMOCK (.300, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Padres vs. DiamondbacksApr 24 10:06 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 1 0
    ARIZONA 0 0 1 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - DAVID WELLS
    ARI - RANDY JOHNSON

    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: E BYRNES (.313, 3 HR, 13 RBI)
    T CLARK (.269, 2 HR, 6 RBI)
    C TRACY (.227, 1 HR, 10 RBI)

    Apr 24 9:58 PM