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Game #95: Diamondbacks @ Giants

Day baseball by the cove, as Wade Miley goes up against Ryan Vogelsong. I imagine Miley is hoping to reproduce his success at the plate against Vogelsong.

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Wade Miley
LHP, 4-6, 4.43
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Ryan Vogelsong
RHP, 5-6, 3.92

Diamondbacks Lineup

  1. Ender Inciarte - CF
  2. David Peralta - LF
  3. Paul Goldschmidt - 1B
  4. Miguel Montero - C
  5. Aaron Hill - 2B
  6. Martin Prado - 3B
  7. Gerardo Parra - RF
  8. Didi Gregorius - SS
  9. Wade Miley - P

Wade Miley and Ryan Vogelsong have met before.


That was from April 22nd last year, and represents Miley's only career home-run. It's also the only time in almost three years that any Diamondbacks' pitcher has homered, the one prior to that being Daniel Hudson vs. LA on July 17, 2011. Given Gibby's fondness for playing match-ups, I'm a bit surprised Miley is hitting 9th today, considering Aaron Hill is the only other Diamondbacks with a home-run off Vogelsong, in a total of 127 at-bats. As against Lincecum, Hill has basically dominated him, going 11-for-22 with a 1.269 OPS. Didn't really seem to help us much last night, though...

On the subject of pitchers who rake, four have hit more than one home-run while wearing a Diamondbacks' jersey. Micah Owings, obviously - hell, he hit two in one game, as I'm sure we all remember. Dan Haren is another, and going back to the dawn of time, we find Andy Benes also did it. The fourth, however, is likely not a name you'd guess: Zach Duke. It's particularly impressive, because it took a mere 20 at-bats for Duke to hit his two homers - the same number as Augie Ojeda had for us in 806 ABs. In his one season with Arizona, Duke was 6-for-20, giving him a line of .300/.333/.600 for a .933 OPS. He's 2nd all-time by OPS for D-backs with 20+ PAs.