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This Day In Diamondbacks History: April 23

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

  • 1985: Emilio Bonifacio born. If we learned anything from the Braves series, it's the havoc that a true leadoff hitter like Michael Bourn can cause. We'll see another one at the end of this week, in the Marlins' Bonifacio. For much the same cash as we're paying Bloomquist this year ($1.9m) for his .308 OBP since the start of last season. we could have had Emilio and his .364 OBP. Oh, and 49 stolen-bases. But instead, we traded him to the Nationals for Jon Rauch. Can we get a mulligan on that deal?
  • 2001: The Rockies traded Juan Sosa to the Diamondbacks for Ryan Owens. Sosa became perhaps the most irrelevant Diamondback ever, getting called up at the end of May after Matt Williams went on the DL with a hamstring problem. He came in as a late-inning defensive replacement on May 24, and was used as a pinch-runner for starter Robert Ellis the following day. We batted around and he ended the inning by striking out, it was his only PA as a D-back, as he was sent to the minors a few days later.
  • 2005: Alex Cintron walked the Diamondbacks off with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning, which scored Chad Tracy and gave Arizona a 2-1 victory over San Diego at Chase Field. It had been an epic pitching match-up with Brandon Webb dueling Jake Peavy, the former allowing one run on five hits over eight innings, and the latter giving up one run on four hits over seven, both posting Game Scores of 72. It was Cintron's third hit: Shawn Green and Royce Clayton had two apiece for the D-backs.
  • 2011: Arizona lost 6-4 in New York, as the Mets pounded Barry Enright for 12 hits in 5.2 innings, tagging him with five runs, all earned. He walked one and struck out two, and allowed back-to-back home-runs to Jason Bay and Ike Davis (insert ASU reference here) in the third. The Diamondbacks did tie it up in the middle of the sixth, on a home-run by Miguel Montero, but the home team struck in the bottom half and help Arizona off. Justin Upton and Gerardo Parra had two hits each for the visitors.