This Day In Diamondbacks History: August 3

Record: 10-5 - Home: 4-2 - Road: 6-3

  • 1983: Mark Reynolds born. Special K is still fourth on the all-time Diamondbacks franchise list for home-runs with 121, despite having been overtaken by Chris Young earlier this season, and his .483 slugging percentage is third-best all-time. However, his .242 average is fourth-lowest among players with 600+ PA, and he held the team's career strikeout record, until Young passed him there on June 23. Pretty sure his 71 errors with the Diamondbacks are likely also a record, until someone finds me another player who has surpassed it.
  • 2001: Randy Johnson and Troy Brohawn combined to two-hit the Mets, as the Diamondbacks rolled to a 7-0 victory at Bank One Ballpark. Lead-off singles in the fourth and fifth were the only hits the Big Unit allowed, fanning eight and walking two in a 125-pitch effort before Brohawn retired all six batters he faced. Craig Counsell had three hits, while Matt Williams hit his eighth home-run, and Luis Gonzalez his 43rd, for Arizona. Both men drove in two runs and had two hits; Reggie Sanders and Danny Bautista also enjoyed a two-hit night.
  • 2007: The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Jeff Cirillo off waivers from the Minnesota Twins, and Byung-Hyun Kim off waivers from the Florida Marlins. Yeah, with moves like this, you kinda wonder how we managed to win the division that year. Cirillo appeared in 28 games for the Diamondbacks, posting a 44 OPS+. Kim was even worse: he made two starts, which lasted a total of 2.2 innings, and allowed nine runs on 11 hits and 2 walks. His 244th and 245th games for the team increased Kim's career ERA with Arizona from 3.26 to 3.43.
  • 2011: After taking the first two games in San Francisco, Arizona couldn't quite complete a sweep that would have given them sole possession of first-place in the NL West, losing 8-1. Jason Marquis made his Diamondbacks debut and was slapped around, allowing ten hits in four innings, and all eight runs (seven earned). Zach Duke, who worked three innings of mop-up, drove in Arizona's only run with an RBI single in the seventh. Collin Cowgill had two hits for the D-backs, and Ryan Roberts drew himself a pair of walks.
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