Stat of the Day: 10-year wait for return to hill

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MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the D-backs this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

May 14: Nationals 17, D-backs 2 -- Peralta finally back on mound
David Peralta pitched the ninth inning of the series-opening loss. It was the first time that Peralta had set foot on a mound since 2011, when he threw one inning for Rio Grande Valley of the independent North American League. Peralta came up through the Cardinals' system as a pitcher before an arm injury temporarily ended his pro career in '07. Peralta reinvented himself as an outfielder and worked his way back up through independent ball.

May 13: Marlins 5, D-backs 1 -- Kelly leading way in OBP
D-backs catcher Carson Kelly again found his way on base multiple times. Kelly went 1-for-2, but he also drew a pair of walks to up his MLB-best on-base percentage to .491 (minimum 100 plate appearances).

May 12: Marlins 3, D-backs 2 -- Young makes his hits count
Nicknamed "Smasher" by D-backs manager Torey Lovullo, Andrew Young has four hits in 10 at-bats for the D-backs this year and all four of them are home runs. He hit his second pinch-hit homer of the year Wednesday night against the Marlins. Per Sportradar, the longest streak of hits to open a season being home runs since 1974 belongs to Rob Deer, whose first five hits of the 1992 season were homers.

May 11: D-backs 11, Marlins 3 -- Bumgarner's WHIP on a roll
Over his last five starts, Madison Bumgarner's WHIP (walks plus hits divided by innings pitched) is 0.47. That's the lowest WHIP by an NL pitcher over a five-start span since Hall of Famer Pete Alexander compiled a 0.42 WHIP over five starts in 1915.

May 10: D-backs 5, Marlins 2 -- Weaver's in the zone
D-backs right-hander Luke Weaver was a strike-throwing machine against the Marlins. Weaver faced 22 batters in 6 1/3 shutout innings and threw just 17 total balls in his 75 pitches.

May 9: Mets 4, D-backs 2 -- A trip to forget
The D-backs finished their road trip to Miami and New York with an 0-6 record. It is the first time they've gone winless on a road trip of six or more games since they went 0-9 on a trip to Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2010. The D-backs did go 0-5 on one trip last year against the A's and Giants.

May 8: Mets 4, D-backs 2 -- Another solid night for Kelly
After posting an 8.44 ERA through his first three starts of the season, Merrill Kelly has pitched much better of late. He allowed three runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings at New York, as the right-hander now owns a 3.22 ERA over his past four starts. Kelly has given up three or fewer runs in each of those four outings and he's struck out a season-high six in each of the past two.

May 7: Mets 5, D-backs 4 (10) -- Many ducks on the pond
During their current four-game losing streak, the D-backs have struggled to come through with runners in scoring position. They were 2-for-28 during their three-game sweep at the hands of the Marlins, and then 1-for-16 against the Mets making them 3-for-44 overall.

May 6: Marlins 3, D-backs 1 -- Kelly extends OBP streak
With his walk in the third inning, D-backs catcher Carson Kelly has extended his on-base streak to 18 straight games. The streak, which began on April 7, is a career-best for the 26-year-old backstop. From April 7 through Thursday, Kelly is slashing .294/.480/.667, going 15-for-51 with six home runs, 17 RBIs and 17 walks.

May 5: Marlins 8, D-backs 0 -- HR well runs dry for D-backs
The D-backs’ run of 15 straight games with a home run came to an end in Wednesday's loss. It was the longest such streak by any team in the Majors this season, and it was tied for the second-longest streak in franchise history. It trailed the 22-game streak the D-backs established from Sept. 23, 2000 to April 15, 2001 -- the year they won their sole World Series.

May 4: Marlins 9, D-backs 3 -- Rojas continues XBH streak
With his solo home run in the fifth inning, Josh Rojas now has an extra-base hit in each of his last five games played, marking the longest such streak for the 26-year-old infielder. His previous best was back-to-back games with an extra-base hit. Since his streak began on April 29, Rojas is slashing .421/.450/1.105, going 8-for-19 with one double, four home runs and six RBIs.

May 2: D-backs 8, Rockies 4 -- Lovullo's 300th win
Torey Lovullo became the fourth manager in D-backs history to record 300 wins with the team, joining Kirk Gibson (353), Bob Melvin (337) and Bob Brenly (303). Lovullo was the second fastest to reach the milestone, doing so in 574 games. Brenly reached the mark in 549 games.

May 1: Rockies 14, D-backs 6 -- Kelly keeps streaking
Carson Kelly reached base for a career-best 16th consecutive game, going 1-for-3 with three RBIs and continuing his torrid start to the season. It's tied for the seventh longest on-base streak by a D-backs catcher. During that stretch, Kelly is 14-for-45 with six homers and 17 RBIs.