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This Day In Diamondbacks History: May 1

Record: 8-5 - Home: 2-2 - Road: 6-3

  • 1974. Steve Randolph born. Whenever he returns, Takashi Saito will not be the first Japanese-born player to appear in a D-backs uniform. That honor goes to Randolph, born this day in Okinawa. Originally picked by the Yankees, he was a Rule 5 pick from them by Arizona, and appeared in 95 games out of the bullpen for the team in 2003 and 2004, posting a 4.89 ERA. Was dealt to the Cubs, but was hardly seen in the majors, and was last heard of being released by the Royals in July 2009.
  • 2005: The Diamondbacks’ consecutive errorless innings streak ended at 89.1 frames, as a result of Chad Tracy’s miscue in the sixth at Petco against the San Diego Padres. However, the gaffe didn't prove costly, as Arizona won 5-2, behind a complete game from Javier Vazquez, who scattered six hits and no walks, striking out eight. It was one of three such outings Vazquez would have for us that season. Shawn Green had three hits for the visitors, with Troy Glaus adding a couple of knocks.
  • 2010. The Diamondbacks traded Rey Navarro to the Royals for Carlos Rosa. Rosa was a bullpen arm who foundered on the rock of a 9:12 K:BB ratio over 20 games for us that season. While his 4.50 ERA wasn't awful, he was deemed surplus to requirements by new management, and released. This is his second season pitching in Japan for the Lotte Marines: he currently has a 2.24 ERA in 66 appearances for them. Navarro is still down in Double-A for KC, but is still only 22, so there's time yet.
  • 2011. Arizona were outhit by a 10-5 margin by the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field,. and also went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position, but managed to hold on for a 4-3 victory. They scored three times in the third, on a balk, groundout and wild pitch, and Daniel Hudson worked seven solid innings for the W, allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk, with five strikeouts. Ryan Roberts had two of the D-backs hits, including his sixth home-run of the year, a solo shot in the second inning/