Wade Miley is headed to the All-Star game, but he hopes his last outing was just a road block during a stellar first full season in the majors.
The left-hander looks to bounce back from the worst start of his young career while trying to help the Diamondbacks avoid a season-high sixth consecutive loss Thursday night against the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field.
Miley (9-4, 2.87 ERA) has been one of the majors' biggest surprises in 2012, going 8-4 with a 2.85 ERA in 13 starts since opening the season in the bullpen. That success earned him a spot on the NL All-Star roster.
"It's awesome," Miley told the Diamondbacks' official website. "It's just an honor to have your named called with all the guys who are going to be there."
He allowed four runs in 30 2-3 innings in his previous four starts before he was roughed up for eight runs and three of the seven homers he's allowed this season over 3 2-3 innings of a 10-2 loss at Milwaukee on Saturday.
"Wade is a human b...