Randy Johnson, a left-handed American starting pitcher, showed bad results at his first start on Thursday.
"The Big Unit" had five runs and eight hits in four innings – the results Johnson himself couldn’t have anticipated.
The first thought to occur is his injured back, but Johnson claims that he had no problems at all.
For all active pitchers through the 2007 season, Johnson was first in strikeouts per nine innings pitched (10.78 - which is also first for all pitchers in history) and hit batsmen (182 - fourth all-time), second in strikeouts (4,616 - third all-time) and hits allowed per nine innings pitched (7.14), second in shutouts (37), fourth in wins (284), sixth in ERA (3.22) and wild pitches (102), and seventh in won-lost percentage (.654). His 4,616 strikeouts are also first all-time among left-handed pitchers.
Johnson is expected to make one more start in the minors and debut for the Diamondbacks on April 14.