Stat of the Day: Sept. 26, 2021

12:04 AM UTC 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.

Sept. 26: Dodgers 3, D-backs 0 -- Record vs. Dodgers
With their loss to the Dodgers in the season series finale, the D-backs finished the 2021 season with a 3-16 record against Los Angeles. That matches the worst record against the Dodgers in franchise history, equaling the 2004 edition. The 2004 D-backs lost 111 games, while the 2021 D-backs have lost 106 games with six left to play.

Sept. 25: D-backs 7, Dodgers 2 -- Ketel vs. Dodgers
The D-backs have not had a lot of success against the Dodgers this year when it comes to wins, but one player who has done well against them is Ketel Marte. Marte was 3-for-5 with a homer in Arizona's win, giving him a .394 mark against Los Angeles this year with a pair of homers.

Sept. 24: Dodgers 4, D-backs 2 -- One game at a time
The D-backs had a chance to win two straight games at home for the first time since they won three straight at Chase Field against the Phillies on Aug. 17-19, but they were unable to pull it off.

Sept. 23: D-backs 6, Braves 4 -- D-backs doubling up
The D-backs hit five doubles in the victory, with Jake McCarthy, Kole Calhoun, Daulton Varsho, David Peralta and Carson Kelly each hitting a two-bagger. They now have 17 doubles over their past six games and a National League-leading 290 this season.

Sept. 22: Braves 9, D-backs 2 -- Walker takes Chase Field trot
Christian Walker hit a leadoff homer in the eighth inning, marking his ninth home run of the season. It was only the second time he's gone deep in 47 games at Chase Field this year, as seven of his homers have come during his 58 games on the road. He hadn't homered at home since June 23 against the Brewers.

Sept. 21: Braves 6, D-backs 1 -- Weaver hurt by homers
Luke Weaver allowed a career-high-tying three home runs, marking only the second time that the right-hander has given up three homers in a start. The previous came in his first start of 2021, when he allowed a trio of solo shots in a no-decision against the Rockies at Coors Field.

Sept. 20: Braves 11, D-backs 4 -- Pair of firsts for McCarthy
Jake McCarthy belted a solo homer in the seventh inning, the first home run of his MLB career. It also marked his first pinch-hit, as he was 0-for-2 with a walk in his three previous appearances as a pinch-hitter.

Sept. 19: Astros 7, D-backs 6 -- Another rookie added to the mix
Luis Frías got his first taste of the big leagues when he worked two-thirds of an inning against the Astros. Frías became the 28th rookie used by the D-backs this year, expanding on their franchise-record mark. The second-most rookies used in a season for Arizona was 19 in 2016.

Sept. 18: D-backs 6, Astros 4 (10) -- Turn of tide in extras
The D-backs scored three runs in the 10th inning and then held on to beat the Astros. The win snapped the D-backs' extra-inning losing streak at six games. Their last extra-inning victory was a 6-5 win over the Dodgers in 10 innings on July 30.

Sept 17: Astros 4, D-backs 3 (10) -- Tough benchmark for Arizona
The D-backs recorded their 100th loss of the season in Houston. It is just the second time in franchise history the team lost 100 or more games in a season. The only other time it happened was in 2004, when the D-backs went 51-111.

Sept. 15: Dodgers 5, D-backs 3 -- Marte's scoring streak
Though he didn't record a hit in the series finale against the Dodgers, Ketel Marte is still finding a way to put runs on the board for Arizona. After he worked a walk to lead off the fourth inning, Marte scored on Henry Ramos' two-run single to extend his streak to six games with a run scored.

Sept. 14: Dodgers 8, D-backs 4 -- Peralta's hot month
Since Aug. 14, David Peralta has caught fire at the plate. Peralta went 1-for-4 with an RBI double against the Dodgers to add to a hot stretch during which he has posted the fifth-best batting average in the National League at .315.

Sept. 13: Dodgers 5, D-backs 1 -- Extra-base hits keep falling
The D-backs are proving adept at hitting for extra bases on the road. With Ketel Marte and Andrew Young hitting doubles in the series opener against the Dodgers, Arizona has recorded an extra-base hit in 37 consecutive away games.

Sept. 12: D-backs 5, Mariners 4 -- End of road series losing skid
By taking two of three in Seattle, the D-backs earned their first road series win since they won two of three against the Braves in Atlanta from April 23-25. Between those series, Arizona had gone 0-16-1 in road sets. The D-backs' 17 consecutive road sets without a series win was a franchise record, with their previous long having been a nine-series run that lasted from September 2016-May 2017, per the Elias Sports Bureau. The only other MLB team with a longer streak was the Astros, who went 22 straight road series without a series win from June 2011-May 2012, according to Elias.

Sept. 11: D-backs 7, Mariners 3 -- Varsho's second-half surge
Daulton Varsho batted .143/.250/.214 with one homer in 84 at-bats prior to the All-Star break. Since then, the 25-year-old has slashed .309/.384/.626 with nine homers and 23 RBIs -- both of which are team highs for the second half -- in 123 at-bats.

Sept. 10: Mariners 5, D-backs 4 -- 1st MLB HR in 1st AB
Seth Beer didn't wait long to hit his first MLB home run. In his first big league at-bat, Beer belted a pinch-hit solo homer to right field in the eighth inning, making him the fourth D-backs player to homer in his first big league at-bat, joining John Hester (Aug. 28, 2009), Gerardo Parra (May 13, 2009) and Alex Cabrera (June 26, 2000).

Sept. 8: Rangers 8, D-backs 5 -- Loss record in reach
After their loss on Wednesday afternoon, the D-backs’ season record is 45-95, which puts them on a pace to go 52-110. That would be just shy of the worst record in franchise history, which was when the 2004 team went 51-111.

Sept. 7: Rangers 3, D-backs 1 -- Interleague woes
This marked the D-backs' 13th Interleague game of the season, as they fell to 1-12 against American League opponents. They have seven more Interleague games remaining this year -- one against the Rangers at home and three each against the Mariners and Astros on the road.

Sept. 5: Mariners 10, D-backs 4 (11) -- Ramos' major moment
Outfielder Henry Ramos, who was called up from Triple-A Reno earlier in the day, singled in his first big league plate appearance after 11 seasons in the Minor Leagues. With the hit, Ramos became the fourth D-backs player to collect a hit in his first Major League plate appearance this year. The others were infielder Drew Ellis, outfielder Stuart Fairchild and pitcher Matt Peacock.

Sept. 4: Mariners 8, D-backs 5 -- Runs against
The first three runs the D-backs allowed came with no outs in the first inning. That was a contrast to the rest of the game, when the pitchers gave up five more runs, all of which came with two outs.

Sept. 3: Mariners 6, D-backs 5 -- Bumgarner walks
D-backs starter Madison Bumgarner walked five in his six innings of work against the Mariners, the most walks he's allowed in 31 starts since coming to Arizona. Bumgarner's career high for walks in a game is six.

Sept. 1: D-backs 8, Padres 3 -- Weaver on point at home
Right-hander Luke Weaver allowed one run over six innings against the Padres on Wednesday afternoon in Phoenix. The home ballpark has been good to Weaver all year -- in five starts at Chase Field in 2021, Weaver is 3-0 with a 1.32 ERA.