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This Day In Diamondbacks Baseball: September 14

Record: 8-2 - Home: 6-1 - Road: 2-1

  • 1983. John Hester born. Hester was picked by the D-backs inb the 13th round of the 2006 draft, seven slot before the Mets chose Daniel Murphy. He appeared in 51 games for Arizona over 2009 and 2010, hitting .220 with three home-runs and a 73 OPS+, before becoming a player to be named later in the Mark Reynolds trade with Baltimore. They let him go a couple of weeks into the season, but the Angels snapped him up, and he was promoted back to the majors in May after Chris Iannetta broke his wrist. Hester was optioned back to Triple-A in late July.
  • 2003. Randy Johnson tossed his fourth career one-hitter, but his first in a Diamondbacks uniform, as part of a 5-0 win over the Rockies. He walked one and struck out 12, facing one batter over the minimum, thanks to a caught stealing. In his 123-pitch effort, the sole hit was a single by Rene Reyes in the fifth inning. Johnson alone had more hits than the entire Colorado line-up, getting two - Craig Counsell and Raul Mondesi joined him there. Luis Gonzalez cleared the bases with a three-run double in the third, Mondesi following up with his 22nd home-run.
  • 2005. Alex Cintron's two-out single in the bottom of the 12th inning, scored Royce Clayton from third and gave the Diamondbacks a 2-1 walk-off win over the Brewers at Chase Field. Doug Davis and Brandon Webb fought a pitcher's duel, each allowing one run on five hits with five strikeouts, over seven and eight innings respectively. Tony Clark and Shawn Green each reached safely three times for Arizona, on a hit and two walks. A Craig Counsell home-run scored the home-team's first run in the fifth; the Brewers tied things up on a Webb balk in the eighth.
  • 2011. For the fifth time in six games, the Diamondbacks were involved in a one-run contest, but came out on the wrong side, losing 3-2 to the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Daniel Hudson's first inning struggles continued as he allowed two runs there, and the visitors were unable to solve Clayton Kershaw, who took a shutout into the sixth, but was tossed after hitting Gerardo Parra (see yesterday's report for why). The D-backs pulled within one in the eighth, but the Dodgers added a crucial insurance run off Ryan Cook. Arizona scored in the ninth, but the tying run was stranded on first.