This Day In Diamondbacks History: May 22

Chad Tracy: still as red as ever.

Record: 7-5 - Home: 4-3 - Road: 3-2

  • 1980: Chad Tracy born. A seventh-round pick in 2001, Tracy made his debut in 2004, and was initially a third-basemen, playing 135 games for the D-backs there that year. However, the next year, with the arrival of Troy Glaus, Tracy was moved to first, but also started 51 games in the outfield, mostly in right. Had some health issues, such as a microfracture knee surgery, and hasn't played 100 games in a year since 2006. Went to Japan in 2011, but is back in the majors with the Nats this season.
  • 2004: Luis Gonzalez collected his 2,000th career hit, but that was about the only bright spot for Arizona, as they were pounded 11-3 by the Marlins in Florida. Knuckleballer Steve Sparks tied a franchise record by allowing ten earned runs, doing so in only 2.2 innings, as the Marlins sent 12 to the plate in an eight-run third. Arizona managed only six hits, two of them by Steve Finley. Chad Tracy had a birthday homer and also tripled for the Diamondbacks, who lost their third game in a row.
  • 2005: After a 3-hour and 14-minute delay, Javier Vasquez went the distance in Detroit, for his 18th career complete game and first shutout since 2003, as the Diamondbacks beat the Tigers 1-0. He allowed five hits and no walks, striking out seven in his 113-pitch effort. Arizona managed only five hits too, a pair coming off the bat of Craig Counsell, who drove in the game's only run when he singled Royce Clayton home with one out in the seventh. The win moved the D-backs back into first place.
  • 2011. Arizona won their sixth in a row, beating the Minnesota Twins 3-2 at Chase Field for their first home interleague sweep. Daniel Hudson threw eight inning and got the win, allowing two runs on eight hits; he walked none and struck out six. The Twins tied the game at two in the seventh, on a Delmon Young home-run, but Willie Bloomquist led off our half with a double, advancing to third on an error by the CF, and scoring on a Ryan Roberts sac fly. Bloomquist and Henry Blanco each had two hits.
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