A closer look: Montero, Miley lead D-backs past Reds

Jul 17, 2012, 1:54 AM | Updated: 3:36 am

Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all
know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a baseball
game. So, we will give you a closer look, providing you with the
analysis, quotes and notes from the D-backs’ July 16 win over the Reds. Final
score: Diamondbacks 5, Reds 3.

The Good:

D-backs skipper Kirk Gibson changed up his struggling lineup, moving Justin Upton to the fifth spot, and it paid dividends for his club in their series-opener against the Reds.

The D-backs plated four runs without recording an out off Reds’ starter Bronson Arroyo (4-6) in the first inning.

Miguel Montero paced the D-backs’ offense, going 3-for-4 with a bases-loaded double, a solo home run and 4 RBIs on the night.

All-Star hurler Wade Miley notched his 10th win of the season, after withstanding a shaky start. The southpaw surrendered three runs and eight hits with six strike outs in 5 2/3 wins for the Diamondbacks.

J.J. Putz recorded his 17th save in 20 opportunities for Arizona.

The Bad:

D-backs’ first baseman Lyle Overbay wasn’t able to capitalize on the club’s offensive surge, going 0-for-5 on the night.

He Said It:

“We switched it around a little bit,” Gibson said about his line-up. “It was productive. Hopefully it stays that way for us.”


An MRI revealed Reds’ first baseman Joey Votto will be sidelined for three to four weeks with torn cartilage in his left knee.

D-backs’ left fielder Jason Kubel missed his third straight game with a sore hamstring.

Coming up next:

The D-backs and Reds will face off in game two of their three-game set Tuesday at 4:10 p.m. Heralded rookie Trevor Bauer (1-1, 5.40) is set to oppose right-hander Johnny Cueto (10-5, 2.39).

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