PHOENIX -- Traded on July 29 from Houston, D-backs third baseman Chris Johnson played his first 10 games for the club on the road.
The 27-year-old lit up box scores during the span, collecting four homers and 16 RBIs. But even though he thrived away from Chase Field, Johnson was more than happy to play his first game at his new home park Friday.
"I was pretty pumped up. It was kind of like my first game with the team again," Johnson said. "I was excited and I had the nerves going, but I settled down a little bit."
Johnson had the D-backs' only hit off Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg, a single that drove home a run and tied the game.
Earlier on Friday, clubhouse attendants gave the third baseman a tour of the D-backs' facilities for the first time, causing a few teammates to do a double-take.
"It was strange, a lot of guys were coming in saw me seeing everything and they were like, 'You haven't been here yet?'" Johnson said. "It feels like I've been with the team for a little while now, but I haven't been here, so I'm glad to be home."