This Day In Diamondbacks History: July 24

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 24: Justin Upton #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks safely slides in to score a run past catcher Chris Iannetta #20 of the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning of the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on July 24, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Record: 5-5 - Home: 5-3 - Road: 0-2

  • 1999: Brian Anderson shutout the Dodgers for eight innings and Matt Mantei finished off the five-hitter, as Arizona beat Los Angeles 3-0 in Phoenix. Anderson allowed five hits and walked none in his start, striking out eight. Mantei put the first two on in the ninth to bring the tying run up with no outs, but then struck out Devon White, Raul Mondesi and Adrian Beltre in order for the save. All of the Diamondbacks' runs came in the fourth inning, on a two-run homer off the bat of Steve Finley, and a solo shot by Bernard Gilkey. The teams combined to go 0-for-13 with RISP.
  • 2007: Arizona piled up seven runs over the first four innings on their way to a comfortable 9-3 victory over Florida at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks piled up 13 hits with the #1 and #2 hitters, Chris Young and Orlando Hudson each going 3-for-5; the latter included his sixth home-run of the year. Miguel Montero picked up two hits and also had a pair of sacrifice flies. Livan Hernandez got the win, allowing one run over seven innings on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Edgar Gonzalez gave up a two-run shot to Dan Uggla in the eighth to make the score kinder for the Marlins.
  • 2011: The Arizona Diamondbacks released Wily Mo Pena. It's not everyday a hitter with a slugging percentage of .522 gets kicked to the curb - that puts him in the D-backs' all-time top 10 for players with as many plate-appearances. But Pena's all power (5 HR in 46 AB) and almost nothing else (on-base percentage of .196) was just not a good fit for the team, especially in the National League. He went on to play a bit for Seattle and is now an everyday player for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in the Japanese Pacific League.
  • 2011: Micah Owings and Zach Duke combined on a five-hitter as the Diamondbacks blanked the Rockies 7-0 at Chase Field. In the first of two spot starts, Owings worked five innings, allowing two hits and three walks, and Duke took it the rest of the way, facing one batter over the minimum and picking up a four-inning save. Ubaldo Jimenez, in his penultimate start for the Rockies before being traded, took the loss, with Justin Upton going 4-for-4 with three RBI, and finishing a home-run short of the cycle. Xavier Nady had two hits for Arizona.
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