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This Day In Diamondbacks History: June 12

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

  • 1999: The Blue Jays traded Dan Plesac to the Diamondbacks for Tony Batista and John Frascatore. We spoke to Plesac earlier in the year about his work with the MLB Network, and he remains perhaps the best left-handed reliever in team history. Even though he was already a veteran when he joined us, at age 37, his 148 ERA+ over 61.2 IP and 96 appearances in 1999-2000 remains the best number of any such pitcher with 30+ innings for the D-backs. He still also holds the Brewers franchise record for saves, with 133, the only pitcher to reach three digits.
  • 2008: The Diamondbacks overcame a four-run deficit going into the eighth, and came out on top against the Mets. Miguel Montero drove in the game-winning run in the top of the 10th with a sacrifice fly off Aaron Heilman, as Arizona won 5-4 in New York. Mark Reynolds had a two-run triple in the eighth, and the D-backs got to Billy Wagner for two more in the ninth, Chris Young and Conor Jackson driving in the runs there. Young had two of Arizona's eight hits, with the team drawing seven walks. Dan Haren got a no-decision, allowing two runs in six inning of work.
  • 2009: Speaking of Dan, he tossed his first career two-hitter in an 8-1 win over the Astros at Chase Field. A home-run to Cliff Lee in the fourth and the Lance Berkman single which immediately followed, were the only hits allowed by Haren in a 112-pitch effort: he walked two and struck out seven, reducing his season ERA to 2.20. Mark Reynolds had three doubles, a homer and drove in five runs for Arizona, with Felipe Lopez and Gerardo Parra each having three-hit games for the Diamondbacks. Chris Young had two hits and drove in two, he and Parra both homering.
  • 2011. Daniel Hudson worked through traffic to allow one run over six innings, scattering eight hits and three walks, to earn the win in a 5-1 victory over the Marlins in Florida. The home team were 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position; the Diamondbacks scored two in the first and two more in the third for the victory, despite being outhit by the Marlins. Stephen Drew had three of Arizona's nine hits, driving in two runs, Chris Young had a pair of knocks and Ryan Roberts a solo home-run. David Hernandez and Aaron Heilman combined to strike out five of the ten batters they faced.