This Day In Diamondbacks History: May 3rd

Overall: 8-6 - Home: 6-1 - Road: 2-5

  • 2002: Bruce Chen of the Montreal Expos had a bad start, to put it mildly. Five batters in to the game at Bank One Ballpark, he was 4-0 down, after Danny Bautista, Steve Finley and Damian Miller hit back-to-back-to-back homers in the first inning. The Expos clawed their way into things, making it a one-run game after seven, but eighth-inning runs off the bat of Jose Guillen and Tony Womack provided the final score of 6-3. Curt Schilling fanned 14 in seven innings, allowing three earned runs for the victory.
  • 2005: Shawn Green got his 900th career RBI against the Giants in Phoenix, and it proved crucial as the Diamondbacks prevailed 3-2, in a see-saw struggle. Arizona starter Brad Halsey dueled with Kirk Rueter, each man allowing two runs over seven innings of work, on five hits. The game was decided in the eighth, when Tony Clark singled home Royce Clayton with a two-out hit, and Brandon Lyon pitched a perfect ninth for the save. Luis Gonzalez had three hits for Arizona, and Clayton a pair.
  • 2008: it wasn't dominating, but Brandon Webb improved to 7-0, as the offense gave him enough run support, in a 10-4 win over the New York Mets at Chase Field. Webb scattered five hits and two walks over six innings, allowing four runs, all earned. He left with a one-run lead, but Arizona scored five in the eighth to blow it open. Six Diamondbacks had multi-hit games, led by Augie Ojeda's career night, as he went 3-for-4 with six RBI. Justin Upton reached base five times, on two hits and three walks.
  • 2011: A lead-off home-run in the eight inning. off the bat of Justin Upton, proved to be the margin in this one, with Arizona beating Colorado 4-3 at home. Jorge De La Rosa and Joe Saunders had the same line, three earned runs apiece in six innings, but the D-backs bullpen of Esmerling Vasquez, David Hernandez and J.J. Putz posted three scoreless frames. Upton finished a triple short of the cycle, and Henry Blanco had two hits, including his first-home run as a Diamondback.

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