July 6, 2009
Randy Johnson on DL with shoulder injury
San Francisco pitcher Randy Johnson went on the 15-day disabled list Monday, one day after suffering a shoulder strain, the Giants said.
The injury happened in the third inning while Johnson was swinging on a third-strike curveball from Astros starter Roy Oswalt. Johnson reached for his shoulder but remained in the game.
Giants' catcher Bengie Molina noted after the game that Johnson's velocity dipped after the swing. He was attempting to win a third consecutive start and fourth straight decision but took the loss after lasting just 3 2/3 frames.
The five-time Cy Young Award winner, who earned career win No. 300 this year, is 8-6 this season with a 4.81 earned run average through 17 starts.