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|Yovani Gallardo watches his three-run homer off Randy Johnson Wednesday night.|
Gallardo's home run was the third of his short career, and he's now slugging .490. He's the next Micah Owings.
Update: It turns out Gallardo was the first pitcher to homer off Johnson.
Or maybe it's not so interesting at all ... maybe the results are what's interesting. Randy Johnson turned 45 last September, near the end of a season in which he won 11 games and posted an ERA significantly better than average. I suppose that's interesting enough, with the potential to get even more interesting this season.
As for Gallardo, I'm not completely sure that his hitting's a fluke. He didn't show a great deal of power in the minors, but he did bat .333/.373/.458 in 54 plate appearances. Throw in his (now) three home runs in 51 career at-bats in the majors -- not to mention his fantastic pitching equipment -- and Micah Owings would probably kill to be Yovani Gallardo right about now.