For most of the season, Arizona's Wade Miley has made a convincing case for NL Rookie of the Year honors, but he's had a rough stretch in September.
Miley looks to close the season on a high note Monday night when the Diamondbacks open a three-game home series against the Colorado Rockies.
It's been an impressive season for Miley (16-11, 3.32 ERA), who gets one more shot at joining five other pitchers - including CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander - as the only rookies to win 17 games since 1986.
However, after entering September with a 2.85 ERA, Miley is 2-2 with a 5.90 ERA in his last five starts. He gave up four runs and six hits in four innings of a 6-0 loss at San Francisco on Wednesday.
"I'm frustrated in myself," Miley said. "I wasn't locating my fastball and missing down."
Miley was attempting to become the first NL rookie to reach 17 wins since Cincinnati's Tom Browning in 1985.
The left-hander wasn't much better in previous start against the Rockies on Sept. 21. He all...