This Day In Diamondbacks History: June 2

Overall: 5-7 - Home: 2-0 - Road: 3-7

  • 1999: The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Lyle Overbay in the 18th round of the draft. And here we are, 13 years later, and he's still on our roster - albeit with stops in Milwaukee, Toronto and Pittsburgh on the way. Was surprised to see he has only appeared in 143 games for us, despite this being his fifth season with Arizona. Also quite impressed his career earnings are now just a few dollars short of $32.6 million - goes to show what longevity (12 seasons) and competence (OPS+ 109) can do, even if you're never an All-Star or MVP.
  • 2000. This was the last time Arizona recorded a road win on this date, having lost seven in a row since this 5-4 victory over Texas. And it was close, Matt Mantei allowing one run, and then stranding the tying man at third, The D-backs had taken the lead in the seventh, Jay Bell's solo shot to lead things off, breaking a 3-3 tie; they added a crucial insurance run in the top of the ninth, courtesy of a Luis Gonzalez sacrifice fly. Brian Anderson got the win, allowing three runs on five hits over seven innings.
  • 2004: Luis Gonzalez scored the 1,100th run of his career on Shea Hillenbrand’s 2-run homer in the fi fth of an 8-6 win over the San Francisco Giants at Bank One Ballpark. It wasn't one of Randy Johnson's best starts, as he only went five innings, giving up four runs, but was enough to get him the decision, and push his record to 7-4. Hillenbrand went 3-for-4 with three runs driven in, and Robby Hammock also had three RBI, on a pair of doubles off Brett Tomko. Jose Valverde got his fourth save.
  • 2011: Zach Duke allowed three runs on four hits in the top of the first, and the Diamondbacks never came any closer thereafter, going down 6-1 at home to the Nationals. Duke got through five, and only allowied one more run, but was raked for ten hits. Gerardo Parra drove in Arizona's sole run with a productive out, grounding out to score Miguel Montero from third in the seventh. Justin Upton and Parra had two hits apiece, but Arizona went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
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