This Day In Diamondbacks History: July 16

Record: 3-7 - Home: 1-3 - Road: 2-4
[excludes today]

  • 2001: Miguel Batista took advantage of a four-run second inning from the Diamondbacks offense, getting the win despite allowing three runs in only 5.1 innings of work. Arizona held on for a 5-3 victory on the road in Seattle. Damien Miller and Reggie Sanders homered in that second frame, with Steve Finley adding another bomb in the third. The D-backs bullpen allowed one hit in 3.2 innings of scoreless relief, with Mark Grace and Finley getting two hits apiece. The victory kept Arizona 3.5 games up on Los Angeles in the NL West.
  • 2002: Randy Johnson improved to 13-3, getting the decision with a 5-3 win over the Giants in San Francisco. Byung-Hyun Kim secured his 26th save. He threw seven innings, allowing five hits, but they included home-runs to Barry Bonds and Reggie Sanders. He left with the score tied at three: a double by Mark Grace scored Quinton McCracken and Tony Womack, to give the Diamondbacks the lead. Mike Koplove, Mike Myers and Byung-Hyun Kim shut out San Francisco the rest of the way, Kim picking up his 26th save. Chad Moeller had two hits and drove in two run.
  • 2009: The D-backs and Colorado Rockies in partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community announce plans for a new spring training facility on community land slated to open in 2011, the first in the U.S. to be built on Indian land. The complex, named Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, opened as scheduled, and has set spring training attendance records the first two years it has been in operation.
  • 2011: Brandon Allen hit a three-run homer off Hiroki Kuroda that represented the sum productive total of the Arizona offense, and Ian Kennedy made it stand up, with seven strong innings, as the D-backs held off the Dodgers for a 3-2 victory at Chase Field. The home team managed only five baserunners, but Miguel Montero and Geoff Blum delivered hits to lead off the third, before Allen swatted a full-count pitch to deep right. It was his first start after being recalled from Reno. Kennedy allowed five hits and three walks, striking out seven, and three relievers retired the last six Dodgers.
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