This Day In Diamondbacks History: April 17

Overall: 4-9 - Home: 3-5 - Road: 1-4

No transactions or birthdays to report today, but there were some impressive games played by Arizona - though, as the record above indicates, this hasn't been too kind of a date for the team.

  • 2001: The D-backs tied a club-record with 17 runs and 18 hits, including 5 homers, in a 17-4 win at St. Louis. They scored multiple runs in every inning from the first through the fifth, giving them a 15-1 lead at that point. Reggie Sanders and David Dellucci each hit three-run homers, in the third and fourth innings respectively, while Jay Bell got his batting up to .415 with a four-hit game. The lucky recipient of all this offense was Armando Reynoso, who took the W with six innings of three-run ball.
  • 2003: More offense a couple of years later, this time in support of Curt Schilling. Carlos Baerga hit a grand slam and a 2-run homer en route to a then-career-best 7 RBI and led a 16-hit attack in an 11-2 win vs. Rockies. The slam came on the first pitch he saw from Jason Jennings with two outs in the second, though all the runs were unearned, Jennings having mis-fielded a Schilling bunt earlier in the frame. Chad Moeller also had three hits, but Arizona's record was still a disappointing 5-11.
  • 2011: The D-backs avoided a sweep at the hands of the Giants, but it took 12 innings, before Stephen Drew singled home Justin Upton from second with one out, to score the winning run in a 6-5 victory. Arizona had a 4-1 lead after five, but Barry Enright and Esmerling Vasquez allowed four runs in the sixth, and it took a Ryan Roberts RBI single in the eighth to tie things up and send the game into extras. Josh Collmenter got the win for two scoreless innings of relief, while Drew had three RBI.

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