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first_img Top Stories About to make his #Dbacks debut, @DavidJohnson31 tells Lovullo, “You might want to sign me after this”— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) April 6, 2017 (Photo: Craig Grialou) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “Nothing to it” says @DavidJohnson31 after his second round of #Dbacks BP— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) April 6, 2017 Comments   Share   Uh, @DavidJohnson31 might want to stick w/football; he does the one thing you can’t do when throwing out #Dbacks ceremonial first pitch— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) April 7, 2017That’s not good.Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Diamondbacks’ Thursday contest against the Giants. And by “threw out,” we mean he lofted the pitch a few feet short and four feet wide of home plate. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Before the lackluster toss, the running back polled his Twitter followers about what type of pitch he should throw out, and 63 percent requested he just get it to the plate. Does this count as coming through?We’d go with a soft, no.Johnson is apparently fully recovered from his MCL sprain that ended his season on Jan. 1.While it didn’t show on the mound, it did show a tad bit better at the plate. Johnson took in a batting practice at Chase Field hours before the game.Hey @DavidJohnson31, not bad … for an All-Pro. #AllAZ— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 6, 2017At least he was looking good going through the baseball exercises by rocking the D-backs shirt, matte helmet and shades. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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