PHOENIX -- Wade Miley was determined to go deep in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader to help his bullpen, and he made sure manager Kirk Gibson knew it. After pitching his seventh scoreless inning, Miley gave Gibson the OK sign as he entered the dugout, and also managed to mention that he would have an extra day of rest before his next start.
Gibson did not need any convincing. Miley went back out, struck out the side, and turned the ninth inning over to J.J Putz in a 3-0 victory and a daynight sweep of Miami in the first doubleheader in Chase Field history.
"I knew our bullpen was a little tired down there. I wanted to go as deep as I could and give those guys as much rest as possible," Miley said. "I want to go nine every time out. It was important to stay in there and get early outs and keep the pitch count down."
Miley tied a career high by going eight innings, and he gave up only four singles. Only one -- Jose Reyes' hard liner through ...