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This Day In Diamondbacks History: May 13

Overall: 5-8 - Home: 2-4 - Road: 3-4

  • 1977 - Robbie Hammock born. There's sometimes discussion about unlikely pitchers to throw a perfect game, e.g. Philip Humber. But Hammock must be among one of the least likely to ever catch one - he only started 83 major-league games as a catcher. He was drafted three times by expansion teams, before signing with the D-backs, appearing in parts of six seasons with us, from 2003-11. He's now retired from playing, and is the hitting coach for our rookie team, the Scottsdale Diamondbacks.
  • 2002: Curt Schilling improved his record to 8-1, as the Diamondbacks cruised, 11-0, over Pittsburgh at PNC park. Arizona pounded out 14 hits with three, including a two-run homer, going to Luis Gonzalez, who drove in four. Schilling restricted the Pirates to four hits and no walks over seven innings, striking out 11 batters. The two Mikes, Morgan and Myers, completed the six-hitter. Danny Bautista scored three runs, and there were also multi-hit games for Craig Counsell, Damian Miller and Mark Grace.
  • 2008: The Diamondbacks used a pair of three-run innings to give Randy Johnson his third win, prevailing over the Rockies 8-4 at Chase. Chris Young had three of Arizona's 15 hits, with multi-hit games for Stephen Drew, Orlando Hudson, Conor Jackson and Justin Upton - Drew also drove in three runs. Johnson got the win, despite allowing four runs on nine hits over five innings, in part because the bullpen combined for 4 scoreless frames, allowing three hits and a walk, with three strikeouts.
  • 2011: It was probably the low point of the season, as the Diamondbacks dropped their fifth straight game - all the losses coming by a one-run margin. This time, it was a 4-3 defeat to Clayton Kershaw, who shut out Arizona for seven innings, on three hits with 11 strikeouts, while Joe Saunders allowed four runs over 6.2 frames. Arizona rallied late to make things interesting, getting the tying run in scoring position, but Melvin Mora went down swinging, taking the Diamondbacks with him.