National League Game Summary - Miami at Arizona, Game Two|
(Wednesday, August 22nd)
Final Score: Arizona 3, Miami 0
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Wade Miley went eight strong innings on
Wednesday and the Arizona Diamondbacks downed the Miami Marlins, 3-0, in the
nightcap of a doubleheader.
Miley (14-8) scattered four hits, issued just one walk, and struck out five --
including the final three batters he faced. The 25-year-old rookie tied a
career-high in innings and pitches (116).
"He threw his pitches with a ton of conviction," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the
Diamondbacks, who swept the twinbill to force a split of the four-game series.
In Wednesday's opener, Tyler Skaggs picked up his first major league victory
and Gerardo Parra collected two hits and scored twice en route to a 3-2
Wade LeBlanc (2-3) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five hits over seven
innings to take the loss in the nightcap. He walked three and struck out four.
"They found holes when they needed to and put up just enough runs," LeBlanc
Jose Reyes had a pair of hits for the Marlins, who had won four of five
entering the doubleheader.
Miami's most significant threat came in the seventh, when Donovan Solano
and Reyes led off with consecutive singles. But Miley, whose 14 wins are the
most by an NL rookie pitcher since 2005, recorded three straight outs to
J.J. Putz worked around Greg Dobbs' one-out double in the ninth to record his
26th save of the season. He became the first Diamondbacks pitcher in history
to record two saves in one day.
Goldschmidt had an RBI single in the first inning, then doubled and scored
during a two-run fourth.
A.J. Pollock led off the opening frame with a base hit and moved up on a bunt
by Parra and a groundout by Aaron Hill before Goldschmidt slapped a single to
Hill began the fourth with a walk, Goldschmidt followed with a two-bagger to
center and Chris Johnson blooped an RBI single to shallow right.
Goldschmidt advanced to third base on the play and crossed the plate on a
passed ball by Rob Brantly.
Arizona won the season series, 5-2 ... Skaggs and Pollock were recalled from
Triple-A Reno prior to Wednesday's opener ... Also on Wednesday, Arizona
optioned pitcher Sam Demel to Reno ... The Marlins placed Emilio Bonifacio on
the 15-day disabled list and recalled pitcher Dan Jennings on Wednesday.
08/23 01:01:22 ET