The Diamondbacks won 3-2 in Arizona on Wednesday against the Miami Marlins. The two teams will both likely miss the playoffs and have been up and down most the season. The Diamondbacks were able to get a fresh start from a pitching prospect that got off on the right foot. Skaggs debuted for the D-backs and looked good besides a 2-run inning that he gave up in the top of the second. The Diamondbacks got just enough offense in the end while Skaggs settled in to earn his first win in Arizona. Arizona is now 63-61 overall and have a 32-28 home record.
Arizona got 5 hits in all on Wednesday with most of those coming in the first three innings. One of these hits was a homerun by Hill who was able to hit his 18th homer of the season. Arizona only scored in the 1st and 3rd before going sour. Both teams struggled considerably from the plate, but in the end Arizona had enough to get past the Marlins and get the win. The team will likely fall short of the playoffs unless they really go on a winning streak, but it is safe to say that they are on the right path.
The Marlins, on the other hand, seem to be falling off and have some work to do to get in contention in the NL. The team also had just 5 hits in Wednesday’s game including a homer from Ruggiano. Turner pitched well for the Marlins, but ended the game with his first recorded loss this season. The Marlins fall to 57-68 with a 28-37-road record.