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Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres - game chat - AZ Central.com

Left-hander Wade Miley takes the mound for the Diamondbacks in tonight's matchup against the Padres in San Diego.Matt York/Associated Press

Left-hander Wade Miley takes the mound for the Diamondbacks in tonight's matchup against the Padres in San Diego.

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UP NEXT: Diamondbacks at Padres
When: Friday @ 7:05 p.m. | Full schedule
Where: Petco Park, San Diego.
TV: FSAZ | Radio: 620 AM, 106.9 FM, 710 AM.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks LHP Wade Miley (6-1, 2.41) vs. Padres LHP Clayton Richard (2-6, 4.76).

Notable: Miley has a 2.27 ERA since moving into the starting rotation on April 23. In his most recent outing, he gave up five runs (three earned) in six innings against the Brewers at Chase Field. He threw a career-high 108 pitches in that start. ... Miley faced the Padres twice last season, throwing well in one (six innings, two runs) and not so well in another (five innings, five runs). ... Miley has cut his walk rate from 4.1 per nine innings in 2011 to 2.8 so far this year. ... Richard and Edinson Volquez are the only two pitchers who have remained in the original starting rotation from the start of the season as the Padres have been hit with a rash of injuries. ... Richard hasn't been all that effective, but at least he has given them innings, going at least six innings in eight of his 10 starts. ... Richard has a 5.40 ERA in four career starts against the Diamondbacks. He gave up three runs in 52/3 innings in one start against them last season.

Upcoming starting pitchers
Saturday: At San Diego, 4:15 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Daniel Hudson (3-5, 4.65) vs. Padres RHP Edinson Volquez (2-5, 3.46).
Sunday: At San Diego, 3:35 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Trevor Cahill (2-5, 3.96) vs. Padres RHP Jeff Suppan (2-3, 5.28).
Monday: At Chase Field, 6:40p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Joe Saunders (3-3, 3.61) vs. Rockies LHP Christian Friedrich (3-1, 5.59).

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