This Day In Diamondbacks History: July 17

Record: 8-6 - Home: 4-1 - Road: 4-5

  • 2002: the D-backs collected 19 hits en route to a 12-3 win over the Rockies at Coors Field. Quinton McCracken, Craig Counsell, Luis Gonzalez and Mark Grace all had three-hit games, but only two of the hits (homers by Gonzalez and Chris Donnels) went for extra bases, the other 17 being singles - that tied a franchise record set the previous June against the Cubs. Curt Schilling took advantage of the run support, scattering ten hits over seven innings, leading to three earned runs. He walked none and struck out six.
  • 2006: The Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers 8-3 at Chase Field, keyed by a five-run sixth inning that included a three-run homer off the bat of Eric Byrnes. Starting pitcher Enrique Gonzalez went 3-for-3 with two runs driven in (as we'll see, July 17 is not a bad day for our pitchers at the plate!), while allowing eight hits and three earned runs over 6.2 innings. Johnny Estrada and Sean Green had two-hit nights. The game also included Stephen Drew's first Major League hit, which came on a fourth inning single.
  • 2008: The San Diego Padres traded Tony Clark to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Evan Scribner. Clark had been allowed to walk by us at the end of 2007, and had signed with the Padres. Despite a mediocre line in San Diego of .239/.374/.307, Clark's veteran presence was still coveted by Josh Byrnes, who gave up relief pitcher Scribner as compensation. He didn't do much with the Padres (7.07 ERA in 10 appearances), but is now with Oakland, and has put up six scoreless innings. Given how little Clark did with Arizona thereafter, hitting below the Whitesell line, it still seems like we overpaid.
  • 2011: Insert glovetoss.gif here. For Daniel Hudson beat Ted Lilly, as the Diamondbacks defeated the Dodgers 4-1 at Chase, with Hudson tossing a complete game. He allowed five hits, all singles, and no walks, striking out three, in a 112-pitch effort. And as icing, Hudson also hit his first career home-run, a solo shot off Lilly in the sixth, and added a two-run single an inning later, for a two-hit, three RBI afternoon. Ryan Roberts opened the scoring for the D-backs with a solo shot, and the win put Arizona 3.5 games back in the NL West.
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