Tyler Skaggs was every bit the hype he was made out to be as he led the Arizona Diamondbacks (63-61) to a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins in the first game of a day-night double header on Wednesday.
Aaron Hill would give Skaggs some early run support when he blasted a two-run homer to deep left field in the bottom of the first, scoring Gerardo Parra and putting the D-backs up 2-0.
Miami would respond in the top of the very next inning when Justin Ruggiano homered to deep center field to score Giancarlo Stanton and tie the score up at 2-2.
Hill would add to his stat sheet with an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning to plate Gerardo Parra and put the D-backs back on top 3-2.
That would be all the offensive support that Skaggs would need in his major league debut, as the rookie allowed only three hits and two runs over 6.2 innings pitched. His only bad pitch of the evening was the two-run shot he gave up to Ruggiano in the second. Brad Ziegler and David Hernandez would come in for relief in the seventh and eight to keep things in check, and JJ Putz would enter the game to shut the door and pick up his 25th save of the season.
Wade Miley took the mound tonight in game 2 of the double header with the Miami Marlins.