Daniel Hudson is injured, but Wade Miley is doing much more than just pick up the slack for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Miley looks to win a third consecutive start in place of Hudson as the visiting Diamondbacks open this three-game series against the slumping New York Mets on Friday night.
Hudson won 16 games last year and posted a 3.15 ERA after the All-Star break while helping Arizona (13-13) win its second NL West title in five years.
Losing the emerging star to a right shoulder injury after just three starts in 2012 was cause for concern, but Miley (3-0, 1.29 ERA) has stepped up in his absence.
The left-hander has won both starts since, yielding one unearned run and three hits with 13 strikeouts and three walks in 12 1-3 innings. His three previous outings came in relief.
Miley tossed another gem Sunday, carrying a no-hitter into the sixth before exiting with one out in the seventh after allowing that unearned run and one hit in an 8-4 win at Miami.
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