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National League Preview from The Sports Network



Friday, April 5th (All times Eastern)

Arizona Diamondbacks (2-1) at Milwaukee Brewers (1-2), 8:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Arizona - Wade Miley (0-0, 0.00) Milwaukee - Kyle Lohse (0-0, 0.00)

(Sports Network) - Arm fatigue led to Arizona starter Wade Miley seeing limited in action in Spring Training.

New Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse barely had a training camp at all.

The two hurlers make their season debuts on Friday night when the Brewers host the Diamondbacks in the opener of a three-game series.

Despite coming off the best season of his 12-year career, Lohse did not come off the free agency market until signing a three-year deal with the Brewers on March 25. Part of the reason he lasted so long was because he turned down a $13.3 million qualifying offer from the St. Louis Cardinals in November, so the signing also cost the Brewers a first-round draft pick.

Still, Milwaukee got a 34-year-old right-hander who went 16-3 with a 2.86 earned run average in 33 starts a season ago. Lohse is ready to make Friday's start despite logging just one appearance that spanned 3 2/3 innings in the spring as he spent his offseason working out on his own.

Lohse has faced the Diamondbacks 11 times in his career, going 3-2 with a 4.48 ERA.

Miley, meanwhile, avoided a disabled list trip despite throwing just 13 1/3 innings over four Spring Training starts due to arm fatigue in his left shoulder. The Diamondbacks hope that the southpaw can duplicate his phenomenal campaign from last season, when he set Arizona rookie records with 16 wins, 29 starts and 194 2/3 innings.

The 26-year-old was 16-11 with a 3.33 ERA in 32 total appearances and was named to the All-Star team before finishing second in the NL Rookie of the Year voting.

Miley's numbers would have been even better had he not faced the Brewers last season. He allowed 11 earned runs and 16 hits over 9 2/3 combined innings in two meetings, yielding eight runs, three homers and eight hits over 3 2/3 frames in his lone outing at Milwaukee on June 30.

Arizona is coming off a series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals to begin the season, winning Wednesday's rubber match 10-9 in 16 innings.

Martin Prado extended the game with a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning that scored Cliff Pennington, who then drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the 16th.

Prado, Gerardo Parra and Paul Goldschmidt all homered and finished with three hits, while reliever Josh Collmenter got the win after allowing one run over five innings of relief. He was able to finish out the game despite having thrown 1 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen a day earlier.

"They just hung in there. It's just a great contribution. They didn't panic when we got behind," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said of his club. "Just outstanding. A great win."

Milwaukee opened the season with an extra-inning victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday, but dropped the final two games of the set and suffered the series loss with Wednesday's 7-3 setback.

Rickie Weeks connected on a solo homer among his three hits and Ryan Braun went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, an RBI and a run scored. Starter Wily Peralta gave up four runs on six hits and three walks over 5 1/3 frames to take the loss.

"I feel behind a couple of guys, but I'll be alright," Peralta said. "I just had a hard time getting ahead of hitters. That's just part of the game."

While Milwaukee's starters didn't give it much during the series, closer John Axford also raised some alarms. He served up a solo homer in Monday's win to suffer a blown save, then yielded another two home runs and three runs total while recording just two outs in Wednesday's loss.

The Brewers and Diamondbacks split six meetings last season, with each team taking two of three at home.

04/05 10:47:15 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
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NYR 1
CAR 0
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TOR 118
NYK 108
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CLE 105
MEM 91
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MIA 100
BOS 84
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BRK 110
DET 105
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SAC 108
LAL 101
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ORL 88
PHI 96
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WAS 92
PHO 104
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MIN 96
IND 100
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OKC 99
NOP 101
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UVA 76
HARV 27
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BGU 68
FERST 82
 
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ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
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QUIN 60
ORST 52
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CLST 69
USF 65
 
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CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
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UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
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RAD 74
CORN 61
 
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UNT 62
CREI 58
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CAN 67
HC 48
 
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USB 67
GHND 52
 
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OKST 64
MD 73
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WINT 100
REIN 72
 
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UGST 68
SMISS 55
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NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
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STLU 58
VERM 55
 
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UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
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EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
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HART 82
FIU 69
 
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VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
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LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
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DEN 46
BRY 48
 
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MONT 62
SD 67
 
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MTST 65
TENST 47
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SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
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SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
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HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
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SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
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BC 71
USC 75
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NICST 64
TROY 65
 
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BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
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UGA 65
SHU 47
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ALA 60
APP 59
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KSU 53
NDST 52
 
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WASU 82
SJST 53
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UTEP 78
ALCOR 45
 
2nd
SEAT 56
SACST 44
 
Final
DET 1
COL 2
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EDM 5
DAL 6
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BOS 4
BUF 3
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NYR 1
CAR 0
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CHI 4
TOR 0
3rd
WIN 3
PHI 2
 
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NOS 14
ATL 30
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HOU 25
BAL 13
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CAR 17
CLE 13
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CHI 14
DET 20
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TAM 3
GBP 20
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PIT 20
KAN 12
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MIA 37
MIN 35
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NYJ 16
NEP 17
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STL 27
NYG 37
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OAK 26
BUF 24
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DAL 42
IND 7
4th
ARI 6
SEA 28