8/31 Linescore of the Day – Randy Johnson @ Felix Hernandez

Randy Johnson, New York Yankees
Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

Johnson 7 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 7 Ks
Hernandez 8 IP, 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 4 walks, 7 Ks

What a pitching matchup! These types of ballgames are what baseball is all about. Randy Johnson of the New York Yankees matched up against his old mates the Seattle Mariners and phenom Felix Hernandez. The grizzled veteran southpaw against the young gun righthander. This pitching duel played out before a packed Seattle ballpark of 47,447 fans and the game did not disappoint. The five time Cy Young Award winner limited the home team to just three hits over seven innings of work for a 2-0 win. While the 19-year-old sensation allowed the Bronx Bombers two runs in his eight innings on the hill. Rookie Robinson Cano took a Hernandez changeup over the RF wall in the 3rd. Then Gary Sheffiled (the quickest bat in the game today) turned a 98 MPH heater around in the 4th sending it far into the LF stands. The Big Unit will be 42 years old on September 10th, but he still showed a lot of emotion as he pumped his fist and yelled when getting big outs in key moments throughout the game.

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