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Snake Bytes, 6/27: Miley's QS Not Enough

Wade Miley threw seven innings allowing only three runs, but the performance was not enough to overcome Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals.

Greg Fiume

Quick Quotes

"He pitched a solid game for us," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "Really good enough for us to win."

Kirk Gibson on Miley's strong start

"We've got another easy pitcher tomorrow."

Kirk Gibson on facing Setphen Strasburg to avoid the sweep

"I had better location," Miley said. "Early, I was still kind of finding myself. As more of the game went on, I was able to get ahead, and then the pitches don't have to be good and you still get guys out. I was able to kind of establish the fastball, and I haven't been able to do that lately."

Miley on his strong outing

Daily Diamondback Digest

Miley Strong But Nats' Zimmermann Gets Win Number 11

Wade Miley continued his recent trend of improving his starts, walking only one while striking out four in a quality start which saw him surrender three runs through seven innings. The Diamondback offense got early hits off of Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann but was unable to push across enough to lift Miley to a victory, instead falling to the Nationals 3-2 in Washington, D.C.

Will Fifth Time Be a Charm?

The opening lines by Tyler Emerick say it all.

"Both products of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin are two of the best young pitchers in baseball, and they're proving it so far this season.

The young guns will go toe to toe on Thursday afternoon when the Nationals try to sweep away the visiting D-backs at Nationals Park."

***BONUS*** FSNAZ has picked up the game and will be airing it live at 1:05 PM MST

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