Arizona Diamondbacks - PlayerWatch
RHP Josh Collmenter is scheduled to start Saturday night against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The right-hander has a 1.29 ERA over his last two starts with 10 strikeouts and two walks. Collmenter's first win of the season came against the Phillies on April 25, when he pitched six shutout innings and struck out five. In his career against the Phillies, Collmenter is 1-2 with a 3.70 ERA in seven appearances (three starts).
LHP Wade Miley (6-7), Friday's starter, struggled early with his command and allowed six runs over five innings in the Diamondbacks' 9-5 loss to the Phillies. Miley issued three walks in the first inning and needed 97 pitches to finish five frames. Miley entered Friday 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA in his last four starts. "I just couldn't command the ball," Miley said. "I just didn't have it tonight. That one's on me. I have to do a better job of setting the tempo early in the game."
2B Aaron Hill went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in the Diamondbacks' loss. Hill is hitting .416 (15-for-36) since July 12, to go along with two home runs and five RBIs.
RHP Brad Ziegler (sore ribs) is fine and good to go after leaving Tuesday's game in the eighth inning when he was struck in the rib cage by a line drive. Ziegler was given Wednesday's game off and manager Kirk Gibson said on Friday that Ziegler is very bruised, but is ready to pitch. "It looks bad ... oh, man," Gibson said. "It's good to have him back." Ziegler did not appear in Friday's loss.
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