Had a scoring change made on Friday afternoon not changed a single on Aug. 2 against the Phillies into an error on shortstop Jimmy Rollins, Michael Morse would be enjoying a 19-game hitting streak. Instead, the 30-year-old outfielder has hit in eight straight. Morse is tied with Danny Espinosa for fourth on the Nats with 11 home runs, and his .297 batting average leads the team. D-backs: Miley making case for NL's top rookie
Through 19 starts, Miley has carved himself a nice role in the D-backs' rotation. After going 4-2 in eight appearances in 2011 while not burning his rookie status, Miley has improved to 12-7 with a 2.85 ERA this season. The 25-year-old left-hander has allowed just one earned run over his last 14 innings. On Monday, Miley took a tough-luck loss after allowing one unearned run on six hits in six innings of a 4-0 loss to the Pirates. "Wade has been really consistent for us, he's thrown the ball well, he executes the game plan very good and he's ERA is down below 3 right now," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "He's had a pretty good year for us. Wade has obviously been great." Worth noting
The Nationals' seven-game winning streak is their longest this season.