Wade Miley struggles in loss to Rockies

DENVER – One start after everything went Wade Miley’s way on a historic night, everything turned against him.

Remember all that weak contact that turned into ground ball after ground ball in his no-hitter? That accounted for a lot of the damage against him Friday at Coors Field.

"I felt better tonight than I felt seven days ago, 100%," Miley said.

Whether Miley made mistakes over the heart of the plate or executed pitches that he wanted, they all led to hits. He was chased out of the game by the third inning and the Cincinnati Reds lost for the second straight night to the Colorado Rockies, 9-6. 

"The big thing for me was the changeup wasn’t there," Miley said. "Never really got a feel for it. Threw it in stupid counts and just didn’t locate it well. Tried to force the issue a little bit and it wasn’t a good pitch for me."

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May 14, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies center fielder Yonathan Daza (2) slides into third base during the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The results were ugly. Miley surrendered eight runs in three innings. He had allowed only eight runs in his first six starts this year, which spanned 36 innings. He recorded nine outs Friday while permitting 11 hits and three walks. 

He didn't pitch well, but it seemed like every bounce that went his way in his no-hitter went against him Friday. The third inning was a good example when the first five batters reached base against him. 

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