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This Date In Diamondbacks History: April 27

Overall: 7-7 - Home: 4-3 - Road: 3-4

  • 1998. The San Francisco Giants traded Ricky Pickett to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Chris Jones. Pickett holds a pretty unwanted record, thanks to his two games for the Diamondbacks in 1998. Each had similar lines: three earned runs allowed, while retiring one batter, striking them out. The resulting career ERA of 81.00 is the highest by any pitcher in baseball history who appeared in more than one game. Given a decent 4.15 ERA in 328 minor-league appearances, it's a bit of a surprise.
  • 2004: Danny Bautista extended his career-best hitting streak to 19 games and Steve Finley collected his 300th stolen base, as the Diamondbacks cruised to an easy 10-1 victory over the Cubs in Arizona. The home team blew open a close 1-0 game in the fourth, scoring five times on a two-run homer by Chad Tracy and a three-run shot from Luis Gonzalez. Brandon Webb pitched seven shutout innings, allowing four hits and fanning five. Jose Valverde lost the shutout with a solo homer leading of the 9th.
  • 2009: More Cubs murder followed five years later, with Dan Haren tossing a complete-game against the North Siders, to finished April with a 1.54 ERA, .171 opponents average and 36 strikeouts in 35 innings. Arizona beat Chicago 7-2, Haren K'ing 10, allowing three hits and no walks, holding them without an AB with runners in scoring position. Chris Young had a pair of doubles, and Chris Snyder went deep at Chase, off none other than Ted Lilly. Insert obligatory animated GIF here,..
  • 2011. The Phillies jumped on Joe Saunders early, tagging him for three runs in the first inning, and the Diamondbacks never got any closer the rest of the way, going down at Chase Field by a score of 8-4. Saunders took the loss, with 10 hits and a walk in 5.2 innings, though did strike out eight batters. Chris Young had two home-runs, driving in three, out of the lead-off spot for Arizona, and Melvin Mora also had two of the Diamondbacks' six hits. The loss dropped Arizona to 10-13, six games back.