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This Day In Diamondbacks History: Aug 25

Record: 6-7 - Home: 4-2 - Road: 2-5

  • 1987. Justin Upton born. Happy birthday, J-Up! He shares the date with Hall of Fame pitcher Rollie Fingers, Albert Bell, Doug Glanville and, among current players, Logan Morrison of the Marlins was born, not just on the same day, but in the same year. However, one of them has been just a little more productive than the other to date:
    Logan Morrison, 270 games, 0.0 bWAR
    Justin Upton, 695 games, 12.3 bWAR
  • 1999. The Arizona Diamondbacks traded a player to be named later and Paul Weichard to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Tony Womack. Weichard was signed as a 17-year old Australian, but never made it above Double-A. The PTBNL turned out to be pitcher Jason Boyd, whom we'd got from the Phillies in the expansion draft. He did reach the majors, playing 113 games. but a 76 ERA+ isn't exactly impressive. As for Womack... Well, he had his moments, such as stealing 72 bases in a season. But the bottom line is 0.5 bWAR for Arizona, at a cost of $18.65 million.
  • 2006: The D-backs finally prevailed over the Dodgers in 15 innings. winning 9-7 after Los Angeles blew three leads. Claudio Vargas lasted only 4.1 innings, but the bullpen combined for four hits and one run over 10.2 frames of work, before Orlando Hudson’s walk-off homer with two outs in the 15th. Earlier in that inning, Brandon Lyon made the first-ever plate appearance, drawing a walk - he has since added a double for Houston, giving him a career OPS of 3.000, the best among all currently active players. Hudson and Conor Jackson had four hits apiece for Arizona.
  • 2011. Wade Miley got his first win in the major-leagues, pitching six shutout innings as the Diamondbacks completed the sweep over the Nationals in Washington with an 8-1 victory. The game was scoreless after five. but Chris Young's two-run homer gave Arizona the lead for good in the sixth, and they padded the lead with three-spots in both the eighth and ninth innings. Miguel Montero and Paul Goldschmidt both had three hits, the latter driving in three runs. Miley scattered five hits and four walks, striking out four.