W: Ernesto Frieri (1-3) L: Addison Reed (1-4)
Wade Miley's last win came on May 10, Miley was a inning away from a win Tuesday night before disaster struck. The Pittsburgh Pirates scored three runs on four hits in the bottom of the ninth to win 3-2 in walk off fashion.
The D-backs scored two runs off Jeff Locke in the sixth inning on RBI singles from Miguel Montero and Aaron Hill, putting Arizona up 2-0 and all signs seemed like they would win the game. Locke threw a heck of a game in a no decision effort, pitching eight innings, allowing just the two runs on eight singles.
Wade Miley was purely dominant throughout his first eight innings of work, striking out ten batters while only allowing two hits. Kirk Gibson let him pitch into the ninth in hopes of him getting a shutout. Miley was well over 100 pitches and was unable to record an out, giving up singles to Neil Walker and Gregory Polanco. Addison Reed came into the game and got Josh Harrison to line out to center. Starling Marte then tied the game with his two run double. Reed intentionally walked Andrew McCutchen and Ike Davis walked off the D-backs with his game winning RBI single.
Arizona, now solely holding the worst record in the majors at 35-50, will find it incredibly hard to recover from such a heartbreaking defeat. Chase Anderson will try to get the D-backs right with a win in game two of the series on Wednesday. Anderson will especially hope to be on the winning side, as he has lost his last three starts after winning his first five. The Pirates will counter with Charlie Morton, who will be trying to avoid his third straight loss.