"We had a plan today," Prado said. "We were trying to attack the guy that was pitching for them because he was throwing a lot of strikes. We felt like we had to be aggressive with him because he commanded his pitches."
- Prado on his approach against Quintana
"Excited, anxious, nervous -- all of the above," Anderson said. "But it's every kid's dream to be here. I'm very fortunate just to get the opportunity to be here. Especially with the team that drafted me, the D-backs, to make my debut with them is an honor."
- Chase Anderson on his upcoming debut
Miley (3-3) allowed two runs on four hits while striking out six and not allowing a walk. His only mistake came on an 0-1 pitch in the fifth inning that Paul Konerko hit over the left-field fence for a two-run home run.
Left-hander Wade Miley delivered seven strong innings as the D-backs held on to beat the White Sox, 4-3, on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field. The win sets up a rubber match Sunday afternoon and keeps alive the D-backs' chances of winning their third straight series.
Let's take a look at the D-backs win by the numbers.
Anderson will start the Interleague series finale Sunday afternoon against White Sox right-hander Hector Noesi. In six starts for Double-A Mobile, Anderson had a 0.69 ERA and he takes the spot in the rotation that had been filled by Mike Bolsinger, who was optioned to Triple-A Reno last week.
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said Friday that he thought about starting Eric Chavez at first and letting Paul Goldschmidt serve as the designated hitter against the White Sox to give him almost a partial day off. But Gibson said Goldschmidt told him he'd rather not do that because he would have to come up with a new routine. While watching Friday night's game, D-backs right-hander Chase Anderson sat with veteran Bronson Arroyo and tried to glean any tidbit he could that would help him on Sunday when he makes his big league debut.
In the span of a season, Adam Eaton went from being a player whom the Diamondbacks believed embodied their prototypical style of play to someone they traded away, but it hasn't taken the high-energy outfielder long to establish himself with the Chicago White Sox.
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