Record: 8-3 - Home: 6-0 - Road: 2-3
1982: Carlos Quentin born. We thought we were over CQ. After we traded him to the White Sox to make room for Eric Byrnes, Quentin merely put up MVP-caliber numbers in Chicago, becoming an All-Star in his first season there. But injury held him back and over the next three years, he hit .245, though still with good power. But just as we'd reached acceptance, the White Sox traded him to the Padres, and he's back in our division, posting a 149 OPS+ to date, the same as in that All-Star campaign. Where did I put that dead horse image?
- 2001: Randy Johnson improved his record to 18-6, working eight innings to pick up the win in a 4-1 victory over the Giants at Bank One Ballpark. He struck out nine, allowing six hits and three walks, in a 127-pitch effort; Byung-Hyun Kim worked a perfect ninth for his 14th save of the season. Mark Grace reached base safely three times for the Diamondbacks, on a hit and two walks, while Craig Counsell and Johnson each had a hit and a walk. Reggie Sanders and Luis Gonzalez homered for Arizona, who moved 3.5 games in front of the Giants in the NL West.
- 2009: The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Jon Rauch to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later. There's really two reasons why a team takes a "player to be named later" in a trade It could be that the player is a recent draftee, not eligible to be sent to another franchise for the first 12 months. Or it could be that you are so desperate to get rid of the player concerned, that you're not really bothered what you get back, and are happy to work out the details later. Guess which was the case here? A clue: the PTBNL was Kevin Mulvey, a 2006 draft pick for the Twins...
- 2011: Ian Kennedy allowed one run over seven innings at Chase Field, at the Diamondbacks beat the Padres 6-1. The visitors got on the board first with an Orlando Hudson homer, but Arizona answered right back: Collin Cowgill got his first major-league home-run (and his only one for us), part of a four-hit night for the rookie, who finished a triple short of the cycle. Aaron Hill had three hits and drove in three runs, finishing a double short of the cycle too. Kennedy allowed six hits and walked none, striking out seven in his outing.