This Date In Diamondbacks History: May 9

Overall: 4-7 - Home: 3-5 - Road: 1-2
  • 1979. Brandon Webb born. I has a sad.

  • 1999: In light of the past couple of nights, worth remembering a game where the early scoring was on Arizona's side of the board. Here, Luis Gonzalez and Steve Finley hit 3-run homers as the D-backs roared off to a 9-0 lead after just two innings against the Mets at Chase. Gonzo's homer came before Rick Reed recorded an our in the first, and Finley's was part of a six-run second where Arizona batted around. New York made it respectable with three in the ninth off Greg Swindell, but still lost 11-6.
  • 2003: Curt Schilling tossed a complete-game shutout against the Pirates, allowing only four hits, all of them singles, as Arizona beat Pittsburgh, 5-0. It took Schilling only 105 pitches, as he struck out ten batters, without a walk. Danny Bautista had three hits for the D-backs, Matt Williams added two and Junior Spivey had a three-run shot off Jeff D'Amico in the sixth, which gave Arizona more than enough offense to back Schilling. It was the 18th time Schilling had blanked the opposition in this fashion.
  • 2007: 43-year old Randy Johnson and 44-year old Jamie Moyer faced each other in the oldest southpaw meeting in MLB history and also set a record for the longest time elapsed between pitching matchups (17 years, 230 days). Johnson left with a 3-0 lead in the seventh, but had failed to retire any of the first three batters he faced there. Brandon Medders then allowed a first-pitch grand-slam to Ryan Howard, and the bullpen imploded, allowing Philadelphia to roll to a 9-3 victory over Arizona.

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