Wade Miley‘s disappointing season continued Sunday afternoon with another shaky outing. His struggles mirror that of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Miley gave up four solo home runs as the D’backs were defeated for the third straight day by the Cincinnati Reds, this time by a score of 4-3. The loss dropped him to 3-6 with a 4.85 ERA. Zack Cozart, Todd Frazier, Ryan Ludwick and Chris Heisey provided the power, the latter’s coming in the fifth inning, providing the winning margin. Heisey’s blast came right after the Snakes scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. With one out, Paul Goldschmidt walked and scored on Miguel Montero‘s double. Martin Prado singled, sending Miggy to third. Eric Chavez provided a sacrifice fly before David Peralta delivered a single in this, his first Major League game. Ender Inciarte then singled, driving in Prado to tie the game at 3. Arizona did not really threaten the remainder of the game as they managed only three hits over the final four innings. Peralta, called up from Double A Mobile because of the injury to A.J. Pollock, had a fine day going 2 for 4. For his part, Miley pitched six innings, allowing eight hits and no walks while striking out 9. That makes 20 strikeouts over his last two starts.
The D’backs finished their seven game set at Chase Field with a record of 3-4. After an off day, they head to Denver for a three game set with the Colorado Rockies. Chase Anderson gets the call for Arizona and will be opposed by Jorge De La Rosa. Arizona’s record is 23-36, 15 games behind the first place San Francisco Giants.