Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 6/30/12
With several of the Arizona Diamondbacks' veteran starters either on the disabled list or underachieving, rookie Wade Miley has not only emerged as the staff's unlikely anchor, but also as one of the top pitchers in the league. Miley seeks to become the NL's first rookie with 10 wins before the All-Star break in a decade Saturday night when he, Aaron Hill and the Diamondbacks continue their series in Milwaukee against the Brewers. Miley (9-3, 2.19 ERA), who maintains rookie status after throwing 40 innings for the Diamondbacks (39-37) in 2011, has pitched well all season but has really hit his stride in recent weeks, lasting seven innings or longer while giving up exactly one run in each of his last four starts. He was dominant against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, limiting them to three hits and one walk while striking out seven in a 5-1 victory. The left-hander's ERA ranks fourth in the majors, making him a prime candidate to represent Arizona at the All-Star game. "I've still g...
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