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This Day in Diamondbacks History: April 19

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

Birthdays, it would seem, are like buses: you wait ages for a Diamondbacks birthday, and then five show up at once. Yep, after several days without any Arizona players making their way into the world, today we find a bunch of them sharing birthdays with Ashley Judd. I guess we'd better save some of those for next year, however [assuming the Mayans were wrong, anyway].

  • 1968. Brent Mayne born. Mayne spent 15 years in the majors as a catcher, better at defense than hitting, but is probably most famous for getting the W as a pitcher on August 22, 2000; he and Wilson Valdez are the only position players to win a game on the mound since 1968. He played half of 2004 as a backup with Arizona, and was traded to LA at the deadline that year, along with Steve Finley.
  • 1977. Dennys Reyes born. Reyes gets a honorable mention as one of the least significant Diamondbacks ever, having thrown a total of 2.1 innings for us in 2003. That was part of a career that lasted 15 years and took him to 11 teams: Arizona wasn't even the least of his stops, as he threw only 1.2 frames for the Red Sox last season. Was invited to spring training by the Orioles this year, but failed to show up.
  • 2006. Trailing 1-0 after three innings, the Diamondbacks roared back, scoring seven unanswered runs against Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants, as Arizona roared to a 10-3 victory at Chase Field. Brandon Webb worked into the eighth, scattering ten hits and two walks, but allowing only three runs and getting his 100th career W. Jeff Davanon - yes, him again - finished a double short of the cycle and raised his average to .455. He and Luis Gonzalez each drove in three runs.
  • 2011: Arizona used the long-ball for all five of their runs, Ryan Roberts homering twice, with Chris Young and Kelly Johnson also going deep, as the Diamondbacks beat the Reds 5-4 in Cincinnati. Roberts drove in three runs, with he, Johnson and Juan Miranda having two hits apiece. Armando Galarraga got the win, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks over six innings of work, with six strikeouts. It was his best start by Game Score (56) in his time with the Diamondbacks.