This Day In Diamondbacks History: April 26

Record: 10-3 - Home: 5-0 - Road: 5-3

Wish we had played today, since the Diamondbacks have done very well of late on this date, only losing once since 1999.

  • 1972: Brian Anderson born. Anderson is perhaps most renowned for his odd injuries: He burned his face testing to see if an iron was hot, and also missed a start with no feeling in his pitching arm, after Anderson put it across the top of a cab's backseat for a 20-minute ride. But what's forgotten is he was a solid member of the D-backs, posting a 101 ERA over five years and 129 starts with the Diamondbacks. His time here included a 2.84 ERA in the 2001 post-season, and a start in the World Series that year.
  • 2004 The two Randys, Johnson and Choate, combined on a five-hit shutout of the Chicago Cubs, as the Diamondbacks prevailed 9-0 at Wrigley Field. Johnson allowed two hits and no walks, striking out ten over seven innings, and Choate took things the rest of the way, giving up three hits and a walk in his two innings. Richies Sexson had three hits, including a home-run, while Chad Tracy had a pair of hits and drove in two runs. Carlos Zambrano was tagged for seven runs in 4.1 innings for Chicago.
  • 2009. Conor Jackson drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning, singling home Miguel Montero from third with one out, to give Arizona a 5-4 victory over San Francisco. The game was tied at one after seven; the Giants scored three off Jon Garland in the eighth, but the D-backs responded with three off Brian Wilson in the ninth, including a two-run homer by Justin Upton, with one out. Chad Qualls worked two perfect innings of relief, and Juan Gutierrez got the W for a scoreless 12th. .
  • 2011: The Diamondbacks drove Roy Oswalt from the game after only three innings, tagging him for five runs on six hits and a walk, on their way to a 7-5 victory over the Phillies at Chase. Kelly Johnson and Ryan Roberts each had two hits. The latter included his fifth homer of the year, coming off now-teammate, Mike Zagurski. Daniel Hudson scattered ten hits over six innings, but allowed only three runs, The AZ bullpen walked the bases loaded in the seventh, but Esmerliing Vasquez escaped the jam.
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