- 1975: Travis Lee born. Ah, I remember Mrs. SnakePit (to be, as she was back then) excitedly sending me his rookie card before the 1998 season. We paid some obscene amount of signing bonus! He had three hits in our opening game, including the first homer in team history! He was going to be awesome! But after coming third in that season's Rookie of the Year...not so much. He hit .237 and .232 before being part of the package sent to the Phillies for Curt Schilling. Still got the card, somewhere....
2006: Brandon Webb tossed his second shutout in the 3-0 win at Cincinnati against the Reds. He scattered seven hits and a walk, striking out five and his 8-0 start was the best season-opening stretch in franchise history. Well, until his 9-0 stretch the following year. Johnny Estrada drove in the first Diamondbacks run in the third, and Shawn Green the other two with his fourth home-run of the year in the ninth, the first and only Arizona extra-base hit of the night. Green had two of our five hits.
2009: Max Scherzer earned the 6-5 win vs.Padres, taking a shutout into the eighth innings before settling for two runs over seven frames, on six hits with ten strikeouts. Arizona had a six-run lead after seven, Scherzer himself having driven in two runs with a pair of hits, while Ryan Roberts got three knocks. But the Padres scored four in the eighth and loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth, before Juan Gutierrez settled down to secure his first-career save, stranding the tying run at third.
- 2011: The Diamondbacks completed the sweep over the Rockies in Colorado, Micah Owings getting the decision in a 6-3 victory at Coors. He allowed one run over five innings, on four hits and a walk, with three strikeouts. Miguel Montero hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning off Clayton Mortenesen, and Kelly Johnson added a two-run shot in the ninth to give Arizona some breathing room. David Hernandez got a five-out save; Montero and Chris Young each had two hits for the Diamondbacks.