This Day In Diamondbacks History: May 24

Record: 6-7 - Home: 6-2 - Road: 0-5

  • 1972: Danny Bautista born. There wee a few possible candidates, but the others were too depressing for one reason (Joe Kennedy) or another (Brad Penny). Bautosta arrived from the Marlins in a June 2000 trade for Andy Fox, and stayed with us through 2004. He's still second on the all-time franchise list for batting average, at .296 over 456 games for the D-backs. However, his defense was pretty bad, and over those four seasons, he had a -1.1 bWAR for us, and retired before the 2005 season with an ankle injury.
  • 2002: Just as last night, Arizona crushed Los Angeles at Chase, but the margin a decade ago was even bigger, the D-backs prevailing 14-3. They scored in six of the eight innings they batted, with the big frame a seven-run seventh where the home team sent 12 men to the plate. Junior Spivey had three hits and three RBI, while Tony Womack also drove in three, with a pair of hits. Curt Schilling improved to 9-1, allowing one run in his seven innings of work, on six hits and no walks, striking out seven.
  • 2006: Arizona withstood a late surge from the Pittsburgh Pirates, just holding on for an 8-7 victory at Chase Field. Orlando Hudson had a four-hit night and Andy Green drove in three runs, to pace the D-backs to a five-run lead after seven innings. However, the Pirates scored two in the eighth off Jason Grimsley, then Jose Valverde allowed two more and also had the tying run on base with one out in the ninth before getting the save, Miguel Batista got the win, future Diamondback Zach Duke the loss.
  • 2011: The Diamondbacks six-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt, as Arizona was clubbed 12-4 by Colorado at Coors Field. Things started well, with the D-backs 3-0 up after three, thanks to knocks by Xavier Nady and Melvin Mora, but Josh Collmenter couldn't hold it, and the bullpen did no better, with Aaron Heilman being charged with five runs in the seventh. Mora, Justin Upton and Ryan Roberts each had two hits for Arizona; Collmenter took the loss, for five earned runs in 4.1 innings.
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