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This Day In Diamondbacks History: June 6

Record: 6-6 - Home: 4-3 - Road: 2-3

  • 1984: Emiliano Fruto born.Signed as a 16-year old by the Mariners, Fruto's connection to Arizona is three-fold. His pro debut was in the rookie league here. He was traded by the Nationals to us for Chris Carter (no...the other Chris Carter...). And after being released at the end of 2008, he spent the next two seasons playing with Yuma and Tucson of the Golden Baseball League. His current whereabouts, however, are unknown.
  • 2001: Curt Schilling improved to 10-1 after tossing a complete game in the D-backs 4-1 win over the Dodgers at Bank One Ballpark. He threw 128 pitches, allowing six hits and no walks, with eight strikeouts, lowering his season ERA to 2.60. Arizona scored single runs in four separate innings for the victory: Damian Miller had two hits, including a homer, and drove in two runs, while there were also multi-hit games for Jay Bell and Luis Gonzalez.
  • 2006. The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Paul Goldschmidt in the 49th round of the amateur draft, but he was not signed. Phew. Dodge(re)d a bullet there, didn't we? The same draft saw two members of the current Diamondbacks rotation drafted, in Ian Kennedy and Trevor Cahill, though of course, neither was by Arizona. It wasn't the D-backs best draft. Of the four players we selected to have put up positive WAR, two (Brett Anderson and Chad Beck) never played in the majors for us, one (Max Scherzer) did better elsewhere; Clay Zavada was the fourth. Total draft value = 10.9 WAR. For us? 2.2 WAR.
  • 2007: Brandon Webb recorded his third victory and lowered his ERA to 0.82 (two ER in 22 IP) after holding the Giants scoreless through seven frames. The D-backs won, 1-0, via Chris Young’s solo homer in the seventh inning, Webb out-dueling Matt Morris, who allowed the single run over eight innings for the Giants. Brandon Lyon and Jose Valverde each allowed a base-runner but kept San Francisco off the board. The two sides combined to go 1-for-16 with runners in scoring position.