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This Day In Diamondbacks History: July 7

Overall: 5-6 - Home: 4-3 - Road: 1-3

  • 1977: Andy Green born. Maybe we should start calling .200 the Green Line, because that's what he hit in the majors between 2004-2009. All save four of his 140 games (seems surprisingly-high) came for the Diamondbacks, most of them in 2006, when he started at five different positions, including DH. Which probably says more about the 2006 Diamondbacks than anything. He played a bit in Japan, then with the Reds and Mets organizations, before giving up his playing career in 2010. He's now the manager of our minor-league affiliate in Missoula, who are 11-8 in the Pioneer League thus far.
  • 2003: Shea Hillenbrand became the sixth player in Major League history to homer in three consecutive innings (fourth-sixth innings) and set a club record with 15 total bases in a 14-6 win vs. Rockies, as he also double and singled, driving in seven runs. Eight different players had RBI for Arizona, with five enjoying multi-hit games. Stephen Randolph got the win for three hitless innings in relief of starter John Paterson, who lasted only four frames. The Diamondbacks came back from 5-0 down after three, scoring 11 unanswered runs.
  • 2009: The Diamondbacks matched their season best 4-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory over the Padres at Chase Field. However, it was close, as San Diego came back from three down to put the tying run on second with no outs in the eighth, off Jon Rauch, before he retired the next three batters. Chad Qualls got the save with a perfect ninth. Doug Davis scattered nine hits and three walks over 6.1 innings, but allowed only two runs. Miguel Montero and Gerardo Parra each had two hits for Arizona, with the D-backs also scoring two runs on Padres errors.
  • 2011: Joe Saunders allowed a lead-off double, then no other hits over five scoreless innings to get the W as Arizona won 4-1 in St Louis; however, he had to be removed after only 78 pitches, following a 50-minute rain delay. Cardinals starter Kyle McClellan stayed in, and the second batter after resumption, Justin Upton cranked a two-run homer to give the Diamondbacks a 3-0 lead. Saunders and four Arizona relievers held St. Louis to three hits, with Micah Owings being charged with the only run. Alberto Castillo, Yhency Brazoban and David Hernandez each worked a hitless inning.