This Day In Diamondbacks History: July 1

Record: 4-9 - Home: 3-2 - Road: 1-7

  • 2001: Reggie Sanders hit a walk-off homer to lead off the 13th inning, giving the Diamondbacks a 5-4 win over the Colorado Rockies at Bank One Ballpark. Arizona had jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two, but Colorado tied it up by the fifth. The teams traded runs in the eighth, but neither team could score until Sanders deposited a 1-0 pitch from Gabe White out of the park. Danny Bautista had three hits, and Mark Grace drove in three runs for the D-backs. Byung-Hyun Kim struck out five over three scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
  • 2005: The Arizona Diamondbacks released Kevin Tolar. Tolar was kinda the Crash Davis of pitchers. He started out in pro baseball at the age of 18 in 1989, with the White Sox organization. He finished his career with the independent Long Island Ducks in 2007, through three stints with the Pirates and a total of ten different organizations. And that's not counting the Ducks or stints in Mexico, Venezuela and Taiwan. But her only made 20 appearances in the majors, mostly with the Tigers in 2000-01. For Tucson, he pitching 27 times in relief, posting a 3.86 ERA.
  • 2006: Miguel Batista took a perfect game into the seventh inning before it was broken up by a walk to Oakland's Bobby Crosby, and settled for a three-hitter as the D-backs beat the A's 7-2 at McAfee Coliseum. The game was scoreless after six, but Arizona exploded for six runs in the next inning, as they sent 11 men to the plate. Luis Gonzalez went 4-for-4 with a team record-tying three doubles; Johnny Estrada had two hits and drove in to for the Diamondbacks, while DH Jeff DaVanon, batting ninth, had a three-hit game.
  • 2011: Arizona lost 5-4 to Oakland in California, coming back from four runs down, but falling just short. Josh Collmenter started well, but couldn't get through five innings, being tagged for seven hits and two walks in 4.2 innings, resulting in all five earned runs - four of which scored with two outs in the bottom of the fifth. The Diamondbacks managed only a total of six hits, two coming off the bat of lead-off man Kelly Johnson. They included a two-run homer in the eighth which brought Arizona within one, but they couldn't quite close the gap.
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