This Day In Diamondbacks Baseball: September 21

Record: 7-5 - Home: 4-1 - Road: 3-4

  • 1975. Doug Davis born. I have a soft spot for Davis: he might only have gone 28-34 in his time with the Diamondbacks, but he gave us a 109 ERA+ and also managed to beat thyroid cancer in his time with us, likely a scarier opponent than any batter. He gave us the team's best start in the 2007 NLCS, allowing one run in five innings, though still took the loss. After leaving us at the end of 2009, he has returned to the mid-West playing for Milwaukee, both Chicago teams and spent this season with the Kansas City Royals' Triple-A affiliate.
  • 2001. Miguel Batista, Eric Knott and Troy Brohawn combined on a five-hitter, as the Diamondbacks blanked the Dodgers, winning 10-0 in Los Angeles. Batista gave up only four hits in his seven innings, walking two and striking out five; Knott and Brohawn each posted a zero. Arizona leaped out in front on Matt Williams' grand-slam in the fourth - the 11th of his career - and added five more in the seventh. Tony Womack, Danny Bautista and Jay Bell each had two hits for the D-backs, and Greg Colbrunn drove in two runs.
  • 2008. Arizona pounded out 19 hits, crushing Colorado 13-4 at Coors Field. Conor Jackson led the offense with four hits, while Chris Young finished a double short of the cycle and drove in four runs. Josh Whitesell also hit the first home-run of his major-league career, coming off the bench as a pinch-hitter with two outs in the ninth. Dan Haren started and won the game for Arizona, scattering seven hits over six innings and allowing three runs, all earned. He walked none and struck out four. He got to hit before he pitched, the D-backs scoring five in the top of the first.
  • 2011. The Diamondbacks took care of business early, using a three-run first and five-run third to power them to an 8-5 victory over Pittsburgh at Chase Field. Miguel Montero had a two-run homer in the first inning, while Ryan Roberts and Aaron Hill each had two RBI hits in the third. Montero finished the day with a three-hit game, Hill and Chris Young adding a pair each. Wade Miley got the win, throwing five innings and allowing two runs on five hits and a walk, with three strikeouts. The Pirates did get the tying run to the plate in the eighth, but Joe Paterson got Ryan Doumit to ground out.
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