National League Game Summary - Arizona at Miami|
(Saturday, May 18th)
Final Score: Arizona 1, Miami 0
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Brandon McCarthy tossed his third career shutout
and got his first win since undergoing emergency brain surgery, and the
Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Miami Marlins, 1-0, in the middle test of a
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.
Miami's best opportunity to score came in the bottom of the first. Derek
Dietrich was walked with two outs and advanced to second on a single by
Marcell Ozuna. Chris Coghlan then singled to right, but Dietrich was thrown
out at the plate, thanks to a great throw by Parra.
Ozuna was the last player to get on base for the Marlins, when he drew a walk
to lead off the seventh and later advanced on a balk, and McCarthy retired the
final nine batters to end the game.
Arizona left fielder Cody Ross was 1-for-4. He has reached base safely in 16
of his last 17 games ... Marlins reliever Ryan Webb tossed 1 1/3 innings,
extending his scoreless streak to 16 2/3 frames.
05/19 00:54:09 ET