GLENDALE, Ariz. The Diamondbacks received some encouraging signs from their starting rotation Monday, when Wade Miley showed well in a camp game and rotation contender Randall Delgado had a third straight strong appearance.
Despite missing a start because of arm fatigue, Miley can get enough work to be ready for his first regular-season start on April 3 against the Cardinals, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson believes.
Delgado continued to assert himself in a thinned field for the final rotation spot, pitching five innings in the D-backs 5-3 victory over the Dodgers a few hours after Tyler Skaggs was eliminated from the competition and optioned to Class AAA Reno.
Delgado gave up two runs in five innings, the Dodgers scoring twice in the fifth on a groundball single, a bunt single, two stolen bases and another single that drove in two. Gerardo Parras throw from center to the plate was in time to nail Dee Gordon, the second runner, but it bounced out of Miguel Monteros glove.