After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the
box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s
time to go Inside the Box for April 27, 2011: Diamondbacks 11, Astros 3
Zach Duke has his first start coming off the DL with a broken hand and proved why he is a starting pitcher. Not only did he throw seven scoreless innings, he also hit a three-run homer in the fourth on the way to his first win of the season.
As hot as he was last night, he was just as cold tonight. Juan Miranda went 0-3 with two strikeouts. At least Miranda is still hitting .261 on the season.
Tonight’s win left the D-backs just a half game out of first place in the NL West.