PHOENIX -- Arizona fans were given a special treat Saturday when a Wade Miley garden gnome was distributed to those in attendance at for the Diamondbacks' game against the Rockies at Chase Field.
For an inning, Miley must have felt the strike zone was about the size of the six-inch figurine, which showed Miley with camo overalls and a fishing pole in his right hand.
Miley walked four of the first five batters he faced, but remarkably, it did not hurt him, as Carlos Gonzalez grounded into a double play after the first two and Wilin Rosario struck out with the bases loaded after the next two to end the first inning.
Miley shouted and pumped his fist after getting out of the inning, in which 18 of his 29 pitches were balls.
The Diamondbacks said it was the first time in franchise history that a pitcher had walked four batters in an inning without allowing a run, but it was not immediately confirmed whether it was a first in baseball history.
Miley walked another batter in the th...