PHOENIX Diamondbacks rookie left-hander Wade Miley added Wednesday night to whats been an incredible season so far, though he seems to be the only one oblivious to the degree of his success. He's still just happy to be here.
"I was just excited from Day 1 when (manager Kirk Gibson) told be me I was going to be on the team," Miley said Wednesday night. "I didn't care if I was the bullpen catcher."
Bullpen catcher he is not. In fact, with pitching numbers that lead all rookies in the majors, Miley has been the D-backs' most effective starter and very well could be in line for an all-star appearance. Not bad for a 25th man originally kept on as a long reliever.
Miley notched another dominant performance Wednesday night in a 6-1 win over the Rockies. In getting his NL rookie best seventh win (tied with Texas' Yu Darvish for the league lead among rookies), Miley threw a season best eight innings and allowed one earned run on just three hits while striking out five.
"He was outstandi...