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This Day In Diamondbacks History: July 22

Record: 7-6 - Home: 4-2 - Road: 3-4

  • 2005: The D-backs got going on a four-game winning streak, beating the Braves 6-5 over 10 innings, and Alex Cintron’s walk-off homer at Bank One Ballpark. However, Arizona had blown a five-run lead with Brian Bruney giving up four runs in the ninth, mostly on a three-run shot by future Diamondback Kelly Johnson. Troy Glaus drove in two runs for the Diamondbacks, with Royce Clayton and Luis Gonzalez each picking up three hits. Claudio Vargas got a tough no-decision, allowing one run over seven innings, on seven hits and a walk, with five strikeouts.
  • 2007: Yusmeiro Petit and the bullpen trio of Tony Pena, Brandon Lyon and Jose Valverde blanked the Cubs, throwing a combined four-hitter as the Diamondbacks prevailed 3-0 at Wrigley Field. Petit went six innings, allowing three hits and no walks, striking out five, and the bullpen allowed one hit the rest of the way. Conor Jackson and Chris Snyder each had a couple of hits, and drove in the runs during Arizona's two-run seventh. Mark Reynolds got the other RBI, getting the D-backs on the board with a single in the first.
  • 2008: The Washington Nationals traded Jon Rauch to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Emilio Bonifacio. Probably a deal we'd take back, as Bonifacio has become decent enough, in particular since being moved to the Marlins (where he has put up 4.3 bWAR since the start of 2010). Rauch, on the other hand, went 2-8 with a 4.87 ERA in 84 games for us, resulting in -0.6 bWAR. Must be us though, because Rauch has been reasonable just about everywhere else he has played, with a career ERA+ of 113. He's now part of the Mets bullpen.
  • 2011: The pitching staff blew it late for Arizona, Colorado scoring five times over the last three frames to pull out an 8-4 victory over the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The home team had taken a three-run lead in the second inning, but blew that, before going ahead again in the sixth, on Gerardo Parra's sixth-inning single. But Daniel Hudson hit two Rockies in the seventh as they took the lead, and then pulled away against Sam Demel and Ryan Cook. Willie Bloomquist and Parra each had two hits and drove in a run.