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This Day In Diamondbacks History: July 5

Record: 3-10 - Home: 1-3 - Road: 2-7

  • 1967 - Tim Worrell born. Not a bad career for a 20th-round draft pick: fourteen seasons and 678 appearances, good for 114th on the all-time pitchers list. The Diamondbacks were responsible for 32 of those games, Worrell posting a 2.27 ERA with us in 2005, after he came over from the Phillies, in a trade we'll probably cover later this month. However, is probably still hated in San Francisco, having been the losing pitcher in Game 6 of the 2002 World Series in relief of Russ Ortiz. So, all the more reason to like the guy, really.
  • 2000: Today would be a good day for Aaron Hill to get his third cycle of the season, because it's the twelfth anniversary of Luis Gonzalez becoming the first D-back to hit for the cycle. That took place in a 12-9 win over the Astros in Houston, and came on a first-inning double, third inning single, eighth-inning triple and ninth inning home-run. Steve Finlay and Damian Miller both had three hits, with the latter falling a triple short of his own cycle, and Travis Lee drove in three runs.
  • 2009: Mark Reynolds broke up Ubaldo Jiminez’s no-hit bid with a three-run homer in the sixth inning of a 4-3 win at Coors over the Colorado Rockies. It followed two-out walks to Alex Romero and Stephen Drew but, more importantly, was triggered by the appearance of St. Penelope in the Gameday Thread. That shot tied the game at three, and a Felipe Lopez single in the seventh scored Gerardo Parra with what would turn out to be the winning run. Dan Haren allowed three runs over six innings for the W, though only one run was earned, and the AZ bullpen posted zeroes the rest of the way.
  • 2011: The Diamondbacks struck early, scoring all their runs in the first three innings of a 7-3 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park. Miguel Montero had a two-run single as part of a four-run first, and Gerardo Parra added a two-run homer as Arizona added another three runs in the third. Parra and Justin Upton each had two hits for the D-backs, and Zach Duke got the W for seven innings of two-run ball. He allowed five hits and two walks with one strikeout.