This Day In Diamondbacks History: April 18

Overall: 8-4 - Home: 5-0 - Road: 3-4

Well, I guess that pristine record at home on this date no longer stands, after this afternoon's disappointing defeat to the Pirates at Chase. Not exactly a day we'll want to remember, and there wasn't even a game last year we can recap to wash the taste of this one out of our mouths. What else has cropped up on this date in team history?

  • 2000: The Diamondbacks signed Edgar Gonzalez as an amateur free agent. He made his debut in June 2003 as a 20-year old, and stayed with the Diamondbacks through 2008, before being granted free agency. In 80 games (35 starts) for us, he threw 257.2 innings with a 5.97 ERA and went 14-25. He got a minor-league deal with the A's this winter, but they released him on April 3rd.
  • 2006: Luis Gonzalez becomes the 21st player in Major League Baseball history to reach the 300-home run/500-double milestone in a 7-4 win over the Giants at Chase Field. Gonzo got his 500th double off Matt Morris as part of a five-run sixth inning, scoring Chad Tracy to tie the game at three. Jeff DaVanon had three hits, and Brandon Lyon got the W in relief of an ineffective Russ Ortiz.
  • 2009: Doug Davis out-dueled Tim Lincecum, though you could argue that - both threw eight scoreless innings, with Lincecum fanning 13 D-backs to Doug's six. However, it was Davis who got the W, after Chris Young drove in two runs with a double in the ninth inning, off Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt, to give Arizona a 2-0 victory in San Francisco. Justin Upton and Augie Ojeda had two hits each.
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