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One year ago today, it was Josh Collmenter vs. Tim Lincecum, as the new NL West champions took on the old. As Yogi said, "It's deja-vu all over again!"
Record: 7-6 - Home: 3-2 - Road: 4-4
- 1969. Tony Womack born. In 1999, Tony stole 72 bases. Consider that, this season, it's quite likely the Diamondbacks won't even have anyone with 20 (unless Goldschmidt and Upton go wheels-up the rest of the way - they lead the team with 16), and there are only three other players who have reached that number in their career with the Diamondbacks (Upton, Eric Byrnes and Chris Young). Sure, he was distinctly "meh" as a hitter - OPS+ of 70 - and posted a whopping 0.5 bWAR over five seasons with us. But he's one of those players who likely lives deeper in fan memory than mere numbers.
- 2003: Quinton McCracken’s two-out, RBI single plated Robby Hammock with the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning at Coors, the final road game of the season for the Diamondbacks. Every starter bar pitcher Miguel Batista got at least one hit, with Craig Counsell, McCracken and Danny Bautista notching a pair each. Arizona had a 6-2 lead in the middle of the sixth, but a five run inning gave Colorado the lead. Batista allowed four runs on six hits and five walks over 5.1 innings; Matt Mantei sealed the 8-7 victory, striking out the site around a walk in the ninth.
- 2005: Chad Tracy gave the Diamondbacks a walk-off win, with his bases loaded single in the tenth inning, as Arizona beat San Diego 4-3 in 10 innings at Bank One Ballpark. Javier Vazquez struck out 12 over seven innings, being charged with all three runs on just two hits and a walk - one of his K's ended up scoring, reaching on a wild pitch. Tim Worrell worked two hitless innings of relief and Jose Valverde got the W for his scoreless tenth. Tracy had a total of three hits, with Alex Cintron and Vazquez each getting two and driving in a run.
- 2011. In what is hopefully not an omen for this series, the new champions completed a sweep over the old ones, as Josh Collmenter and Arizona beat San Francisco and Tim Lincecum 5-2. The D-backs jumped out in the first, on a two-run double by Miguel Montero; he and Paul Goldschmidt had two hits, with Aaron Hill reaching safely three times on a hit and two walks. Collmenter allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings, with David Hernandez and J.J. Putz each giving up a hit in their scoreless innings of relief.