This Day In Diamondbacks History: June 17

PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 17: Starting Pitcher Daniel Hudson #41 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch against the Chicago White Sox at Chase Field on June 17, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Record: 5-7 - Home: 2-1 - Road: 3-6

  • 1975: Donnie Sadler born. Sadler pretty much defines "journeyman" - over his decade in the major leagues, he never reached 200 at-bats in a single season. His first stint with the Diamondbacks came as part of the forgettable 2004 squad, when he appeared in 18 games, going 3-for-23. He got a brief recall in May 2007, after Alberto Callaspo was put on the restricted list following a domestic incident, but only got one at-bat in the week he was up before being DFA'd. A positive drug test in July got him a 50-game suspension, and he was last seen as a coach with the Phillies in 2011.
  • 2001: Tony Womack’s grand slam in the fourth sparked an 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers at Chase Field on Father’s Day. It was a particularly emotional moment for Tony, as his father passed away two months prior to that game. Womack had three hits and finished a triple short of the cycle: Erubiel Durazo and Damian Miller each had a home-run and a single, and Curt Schilling got the win, striking out a dozen Tigers over eight innings. He scattered nine hits but walked none, improving his record for the season to 11-2.
  • 2009: Zach Greinke didn't have many bad outings in 2009, as he won the Cy Young, but the D-backs inflicted one on him here, tagging Greinke for six runs on eight hits and two walks, and added six off the Royals' bullpen, for a 12-5 victory over Kansas City. Justin Upton and Miguel Montero each had three hits Arizona, with Stephen Drew driving in three runs with a double and triple. Mark Reynolds chased Greinke with a two-run shot in the seventh. Max Scherzer got the decision, allowing two runs on nine hits and three walks in his six innings.
  • 2011: Daniel Hudson threw his first complete game for the Diamondbacks, holding the Chicago White Sox to three hits and a walk, with Paul Konerko's solo shot in the seventh the only damage as Arizona prevailed, 4-1. He threw 119 pitches and struck out five batters. RBI hits by Justin Upton and Miguel Montero in the first were all the offense he'd need; Hudson added an RBI double in the seventh, ending the game for former D-back Edwin Jackson. Upton went 3-for-3 with a walk, and Ryan Roberts had a pair of hits on Arizona's account.
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