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Sunday, May 19th
(All times Eastern)
Arizona Diamondbacks (25-18) at Miami Marlins (11-32), 1:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Arizona - Wade Miley (3-2, 3.75)
Miami - Ricky Nolasco (2-5, 4.39)
(Sports Network) - Wade Miley hopes his past success against the Miami Marlins
will help him forget about his worst start of the season thus far when he
leads Arizona against them to close a three-game series.
Miley gave up six hits and seven runs -- six earned -- in five-plus innings of
a loss to the Atlanta Braves on Monday. The left-hander, though, is 2-0 and
has yet to allow an earned run in 14 1/3 innings in a pair of starts against
Ricky Nolasco will try to bounce back from his fifth loss of the season Sunday
when he counters for the offensively-challenged Marlins. The righty has lost
three consecutive starts, during which the Marlins have been outscored 11-3.
He's 5-2 with a 4.62 ERA in eight career games when facing the Diamondbacks.
Last night, Brandon McCarthy tossed his third career shutout and got his first
win since undergoing emergency brain surgery, in Arizona's 1-0 win.
On Sept. 5, 2012, as a member of the Athletics, McCarthy (1-3) took a line
drive to the head off the bat of Erick Aybar and suffered an epidural
hemorrhage, brain contusion and a skull fracture. He underwent surgery that
night and was discharged six days later, but didn't pitch for the rest of the
McCarthy, making his ninth start of the season, allowed just three hits and
two walks while striking out five, as the Diamondbacks won their fourth
straight game. It was his seventh career complete game.
"The wins for us is the only thing I care about at all," McCarthy said. "My
stats is really inconsequential."
Gerardo Parra hit a home run to right field off the first pitch thrown by
Marlins starter Tom Koehler (0-2), who allowed just two more hits and fanned
seven over six frames.
"He looked really good, threw some nice breaking balls, other than that first
pitch," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.
The Marlins have lost seven straight games.
The Diamondbacks won six of nine games over the Marlins in 2012 and five of
seven in 2011. The teams split six games in 2010.
05/19 10:19:36 ET