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Arizona Diamondbacks Celebrate Randy Johnson’s Perfect Game on Sunday at Chase Field

May 16th, 2014 at 12:14 AM
By Earl Burnett

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are continuing to try and fight their way to get back to 500, and that not only in the over all standings but for their home record as well as they continue to struggle at Chase field.


Hopefully the team can ignite some fire and get going with a special guest throwing out the first pitch in Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  


Former ace pitcher Randy Johnson will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of his perfect game, and even more interesting will be the same catcher Robby Hammock catching the ceremonial pitch.


The D-backs may want to leave Randy out there to start the game and perhaps join their present rotation, it couldn't be any worse than some of the starting pitching this team has displayed this season, although we know that is not likely to happen the big unit's presents should attract more fans to the stadium.


The hated Dodgers will add to the pot as they come in with a not so expressive (22-20) record, which was not expected from a team that was projected to run away with the west division. But they will be licking their chops coming into Chase field on Friday night, because the Dodgers simply have owned the D-backs this year winning in all but one game this year.


The D-back pitching will need to be picking the brain of Randy Johnson and get some kind of edge to compete with the dodgers bats and starting pitching, which is also not likely to happen but wishful thinking on the behalf of the D-back faithful.


With the Dodgers starting pitching Greinke, Kershaw, and Haren on the mound (in that order) in this series, the only perfect thing that is bound to happen "on Randy Johnson perfect game celebration night" is a perfect Dodger sweep in this weekend series. 

Tags: Arizona, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, MLB

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