Arizona Diamondbacks Use Proven Formula to Win

By chris lacey
Benny Sieu-USA Today Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks used a strong pitching effort and the offense was just good enough to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. The Diamondbacks have a proven formula they believe will lead to plenty of wins for the club this season.

The formula for the Diamondbacks winning games is very simple, this involves their starters pitching at least six or seven innings, while allowing no more than three runs. Then once the starter leaves the game they have pitchers in their bullpen that can get the opposing team’s hitters out.

Arizona had Wade Miley pitching for them in the first road game of the season for the Diamondbacks. Miley showed why he was the runner-up in the Rookie of The year voting last season, by the way he attacked this Brewers line up in his ability to throw strikes. Miley had his fastball command working early in the game, and he was able to put the Brewers away with this pitch.

Miley needed to be effective in this game with Kyle Lohse making his home debut for the Brewers. Lohse pitched a very good game for the Brewers by using his off speed pitches more than his fastball to keep the Diamondbacks guessing when they came up to the plate.

There were some concerns about Miley coming into this start because of the dead arm period that he went through during the spring. Miley alleviated any of those concerns about his arm by having more speed on his pitches in this game, and the most important thing that he did in this start was that he mixed in his slider with the fastball.

The Diamondbacks pitcher Miley had a great game, and he will be an integral part to their success this season.


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