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This Day In Diamondbacks History: September 12

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Overall: 4-6 - Home: 3-4 - Road: 1-2

  • 1980. Sean Burroughs born. One of the best stories of last year, was former Little League World Series champion Burroughs, and his return to the major leagues, after four years in the wilderness. He even got a crucial hit in the ninth inning of the NLDS Game 5. 2012 hasn't been as kind, as he has seen less than 20 PAs with the Twins; he has been mostly in Triple-A, alongside Clete Thomas, another former LLWS participant. Burroughs is currently on the DL with back issues, but if my Spanish is up to snuff, seems like he'll be playing in Venezuela this winter for Bravos de Margarita.
  • 1999. Todd Stottlemyre and four Diamondbacks relievers combined on a seven-hitter, blanking the Phillies 5-0 at Bank One Ballpark. Stottlemyre threw six shutout innings, allowing five hits and two walks, while striking out six batters. The offense put together eleven hits, led by catcher Kelly Stinnett, who had two hits and drove in a pair, including his 13th home-run of the season, which gave Arizona the lead for good in the third inning. There were also two-hit games for Tony Womack, Jay Bell and Steve Finley.
  • 2008. Brandon Webb tossed eight scoreless frames en route to his 20th win, becoming the first NL pitcher since 2005 to reach that mark, as Arizona beat Cincinnati 3-2 at Chase Field. Webb allowed five hits and two walks, striking out two. Brandon Lyon made things far too interesting in the ninth, giving up four hits and two runs, but Chad Qualls stranded the tying run at third base, by striking out Jerry Hairston. The Diamondbacks managed only five hits themselves, with RBI for Chris Young and Adam Dunn.
  • 2011. A five-run sixth inning helped the Diamondbacks roll to an easy 7-2 victory over the Dodgers in Los Angeles. An Aaron Hill RBI double got things started, tying the game at one, but the floodgates opened after Ted Lilly left the game with runners on the corner, as both those men scored, and two more. Gerardo Parra led the offense with two hits and four RBI, while Paul Goldschmidt and Ryan Roberts each enjoyed two-hit days. Joe Saunders got the W, allowing four hits and a walk over seven innings, and being charged with two earned runs.