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Randy Johnson: Big Unit, Big Milestone…Bad Timing?

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Randy Johnson was—and I stress was—one of the most dominant pitchers of his generation. He could become the last 300-game winner for a very, very long time in the very, very near future.

And when you consider the circumstances, he certainly appears to deserve a lot better. But when you look deeper, there’s perhaps no more perfect scenario for him to hit that milestone than his first chance.

Johnson won his 299th Major League game on Wednesday night, a 6-3 Giants victory over the Braves. Despite only throwing about 80 pitches, he was pulled after six innings—something that NEVER would have happened to the “Big Unit” in his lengthy, dominant prime.

But, after taking three...

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