This Day In Diamondbacks History: May 6

Overall: 9-5 - Home: 6-1 - Road: 3-4

  • 1987: Gerardo Parra born. Based on today's performance, clearly what we need the next time we face a knuckleballer, is to put out a team of players who are having their birthdays. So, today, that would have been Parra, Jose Altuve, Dustin Nippert as a starter and...er, well, those are the only three players born today, who've been active in the majors since 2001. Though the way we swung the bats today, we could get Wille Mays, another b-day boy, out of retirement and would have done no worse...
  • 2005: Troy Glaus hit a 464-foot homer off the Pirates' Oliver Perez, which was ranked as the sixth-longest in Chase Field history at the time. The shot provided three of the four RBI Glaus had in the game, helping power Arizona to an 8-4 win over Pittsburgh. There were multi-hit games for Alex Cintron, Royce Clayton, Shawn Green and Chris Snyder, and Javier Vazquez took the win, scattering seven hits over seven innings, resulting in two runs, both earned. He walked none and fanned eight.
  • 2007: Eric Byrnes reached base safely 4 times with 2 hits, a walk and a hit-by-pitch, and also stole a base in a 3-1 win vs. Mets to end the teams 13-game losing streak when facing the New York Mets at Chase Field. Livan Hernandez allowed one run over seven innings, on six hits and three walks, with three strikeouts; Brandon Lyon and Jose Valverde then closed things out. Alberto Callaspo also had two hits for the Diamondbacks,
  • 2011: The Diamondbacks mounted a sterling comeback at Petco, scoring three in the ninth off Heath Bell to force extra innings against the Padres. But they couldn't complete the deal, Sam Demel walking Chase Headley with the bases loaded to give the home team a 4-3 win in 11 innings. Kelly Johnson reached on a two-out error in the ninth, allowing the tying run to score, after Tim Stauffer blanked Arizona for 6.2 innings. Juan Miranda had two hits and two walks for the D-backs.
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