Diamondbacks take three of four against Marlins in Miami

The Arizona Diamondbacks wrapped up an 11-day road trip on Thursday with a win to take the series against the Miami Marlins. The series saw the return of two key pieces of the starting rotation in Shelby Miller and Robbie Ray. Zack Godley and Zack Greinke both had solid outings, and the bats were able to get going to get the series W.

June 25: Marlins win 9-5
June 26: Diamondbacks win 5-3
June 27: Diamondbacks win 2-1
June 28: Diamondbacks win 4-0

Miller and Ray return

Robbie Ray was solid in his first game back from the DL after suffering a strained right oblique back in April. Ray went six innings allowing only two hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

Shelby Miller made his return to the bump on Monday after 14 months of rehabbing his right elbow from Tommy John surgery. The D-backs couldn’t get the win, but despite the outcome of the game, Miller’s outing was a good step to getting back into things at the big league level.

D-backs’ Shelby Miller returns from Tommy John surgery

At the plate

David Peralta, John Ryan Murphy and Jake Lamb led the charge for the D-backs’ offense in game two after a quiet night in game one. Peralta went 3 for 5 with a double, Murphy went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs, and Jake went 2 for 4 on the day with a double of his own and two runs scored.

Daniel Descalso hit his sixth career pinch-hit in Wednesday’s win. Descalso came on in the pitchers spot in the eighth inning and launched one over the fences for his ninth home run of the season.

On Thursday, Paul Goldschmidt went 3 for 5 with a double and Nick Ahmed went 2 for 4, with a double as well.

Yoshi maintains scoreless streak

Yoshihisa Hirano is now tied with former D-backs JJ Putz and Brandon Lyon for the longest scoreless streak in D-backs’ history after his appearance on Wednesday extended his streak to 24 games (21.2 innings).

Hirano’s streak is also the longest in the Majors right now and is third longest for a Japanese-born pitcher. 

DL Updates

Things are beginning to look up for the Diamondbacks when it comes to the disabled list.  It was announced that AJ Pollock (fractured left thumb) has been cleared to resume baseball activities and Steven Souza Jr. (strained left pectoral) is making some rehab appearances at the plate and easing back into throwing.

Clay Buchholz was place on the DL on Monday with a strained left oblique that he sustained in his start on Sunday. Buchholz was cruising before being removed in the sixth with only 53 pitches notched. He allowed two hits with five strikeouts.

Alex Avila was placed on the DL on Wednesday with a strained right hamstring. Avila said the hamstring has been nagging him for awhile, so D-backs have decided to give him some rest. 

Next up

The Diamondbacks will return home for the holiday week beginning with the Giants on Friday. Probable starters for the series are Patrick Corbin on Friday, Shelby Miller on Saturday and Zack Godley on Sunday.

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