The offense isn't providing much help.
Miley may need to overcome the Diamondbacks' sluggish bats if he's going to help them win for just the second time in 10 tries on the road Monday night against the New York Mets .
Miley (4-7, 4.55 ERA) allowed three runs in 6 2-3 innings of a 10-3 win at St. Louis on June 5, and that's the last time Arizona got a victory from a starter.
The rotation has since gone 0-10 with a 5.15 ERA in 22 games, the majors' longest streak without a starter winning since San Diego went 25 straight from April 17-May 14, 2009.
Those struggles continued over the weekend, with the starters compiling a 7.36 ERA while the Diamondbacks (42-39) were swept in a three-game series at Atlanta. Trevor Cahill was the culprit in Sunday's 6-2 loss, surrendering all of the Braves' runs in 4 1-3 innings.
"We didn't really throw good, quality strike ones, and they pounded those," manager Kirk Gibson said.
Arizona's offense isn't giving the rotation much margin for error. The bats have backed the starters with an average of 2.4 runs over 22 games - 1.9 while dropping six of the past seven.
They're hitting .225 during a 1-8 stretch on the road. Paul Goldschmidt , who tops the Diamondbacks with 19 homers and a .306 average, has batted .200 without homering in his last 13 road games.
"It's no one individual," Gibson said. "It's me, it's the coaching staff, the players. We're just not clicking very good right now. We've got to find a way to get it turned around. It's no fun. I'm sure it's not fun to watch, either. We're not going to panic either way. We're going to come in and try to be loose."
A four-game series at Citi Field, however, may also be cause for concern since the Diamondbacks have lost five of their last six visits. The rotation is 0-4 with a 5.52 ERA over that span, while the offense has a .212 average - .133 with runners in scoring position.
The only win during that stretch came when Miley started May 4, 2012, when he gave up four runs in six innings while not getting a decision in a 5-4 victory.
The left-hander is 0-2 with a 3.42 ERA in four starts since his last win, getting a combined nine runs of support. He allowed three runs - two earned - in seven innings while the offense was held to four hits in a 3-2 loss at Washington on Wednesday.
The Mets (33-45) are trying to rebound from their own defeat to the Nationals, falling 13-2 on Sunday after splitting the first two games of the series. They've dropped eight of 11 at home behind a .204 average that has undermined the rotation's 2.94 ERA.
David Wright , though, is hitting .440 over the past 13 home games, spiking his season average there 78 points to .298.
Scheduled starter Shaun Marcum (1-9, 5.08) hasn't had the same kind of success at Citi Field, going 0-5 with a 5.60 ERA in six games.
However, the right-hander should have renewed confidence for this matchup, coming off his first victory of the year in 12 games - including 10 starts. He yielded four hits in eight innings of Wednesday's 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Marcum is 1-0 while allowing seven runs in 11 innings over two career starts versus Arizona.
|June 10, 2013||Matt Reynolds||15-Day DL||Strained left elbow|
|May 31, 2013||Brandon McCarthy||15-Day DL||Right shoulder inflammation|
|May 31, 2013||Eric Chavez||15-Day DL||Strained right oblique|
|May 31, 2013||Eric Chavez||15-Day DL||Strained right oblique|
|May 26, 2013||Ian Kennedy||Day-to-Day||Cut on right index finger|
|May 08, 2013||J.J. Putz||15-Day DL||Strained right elbow|
|New York Mets|
|June 22, 2013||Lucas Duda||15-Day DL||Strained left intercostal|
|June 21, 2013||Jonathon Niese||15-Day DL||Partially torn left rotator cuff|
|June 20, 2013||Jonathon Niese||Day-to-Day||Left game - left shoulder discomfort|
|June 19, 2013||Scott Atchison||15-Day DL||Right groin strain|
|June 18, 2013||Scott Atchison||Day-to-Day||Left game - sore groin|
|June 17, 2013||Justin Turner||15-Day DL||Intercostal strain|
NEW YORK (AP) -- Josh Satin and the New York Mets were determined not to lose another long game at Citi Field, especially one that had pushed past 5 hours.
No worries. The suddenly smooth-swinging Satin and rookie Andrew Brown took care of it.
Brown hit a two-run single with two outs in the 13th inning and the Mets put together a pair of late rallies to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Monday night, handing the NL West leaders their fourth straight loss.
"Walking a team off at the end - there's no greater feeling," Satin said after his second three-hit game in a row.
Satin tied it with an RBI single in the ninth off Arizona closer J.J. Putz, his first save opportunity since the ex-Met went on the disabled list May 8. Cody Ross led off the 13th with a homer against David Aardsma (1-0), but the Mets fought back again against the Diamondbacks bullpen.
Satin doubled with one out off Josh Collmenter (4-1) and John Buck was intentionally walked, putting the potential winning run on base. Mets pitcher Matt Harvey pinch hit for Aardsma and sacrificed the runners over.
After Omar Quintanilla was also intentionally walked, Brown lined an 0-2 pitch into left-center and was mobbed by teammates near first base well after midnight.
Collmenter slammed his glove to the ground and then yelled in frustration as he walked off the field.
"Give those guys credit for coming back," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "It's a tough loss."
Arizona right fielder Gerardo Parra was injured in the eighth when he hit his face hard on the warning track trying to make a diving catch on Quintanilla's triple. The Diamondbacks said a Mets team doctor ruled out a concussion for Parra, a 2011 Gold Glove winner.
Wearing black armbands on their jerseys to honor the 19 firefighters who died Sunday in a wildfire about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix, the Diamondbacks fell to 1-6 on a 10-game road trip against the NL East.
The Mets won for the fourth time in 12 home games, needing 5 hours, 13 minutes to secure it.
"If you're going to be out there that long you might as well win the game," manager Terry Collins said. "We were out of pitching, I can tell you that."
The Diamondbacks appeared poised to snap a three-game skid and end a long drought of winless starts by their starters at 23 games (0-10), opening an early 3-0 lead behind Paul Goldschmidt 's two-run homer, his 20th, and Aaron Hill 's RBI single in the second off Shaun Marcum .
"I thought that was going to be the one that sort of got us going as far as getting our starters a win," Ross said.
The bullpen spoiled it.
New York tied it in the ninth against Putz. Marlon Byrd hit a double off the very top of the wall - a call upheld by replay review - and Satin drove him in with a single. New York had an opportunity to win it there but Buck was thrown out trying to advance to second base on a wild pitch that moved Satin to third, ending the inning.
Putz said he felt fine, it was just poor execution against Byrd.
"I just didn't finish the pitch," Putz said of the split-fingered fastball that he wanted to bounce in the dirt.
Satin was called up when buddy Ike Davis was sent to Triple-A Las Vegas in a deep funk, and the 28-year-old first baseman with just 64 major league at-bats has been the team's hottest hitter the past week. He's batting .444 (12 for 27) in the last seven games, and earning more playing time.
"Josh deserves some at-bats. He's getting some big hits. It doesn't matter if they're left-handed or right-handed. He's getting big hits for us," Collins said. "I'll tell you what: Every team has somebody that surprises you and saves you. And right now, he's our savior `cause this guy has come up and filled a big hole for us."
The Mets started their comeback after Wade Miley was lifted following 5 2-3 innings of shutout ball. He was the last Diamondbacks starter to win - on June 5.
David Wright had an RBI single off Brad Ziegler in the seventh and Eric Young Jr. a run-scoring double off David Hernandez after a 10-minute delay when Parra got hurt.
Parra was able to walk off the field without assistance after being examined by a Diamondbacks trainer and two EMTs right in front of the Arizona bullpen.
Quintanilla scored on Young's two-out double to make it 3-2.
Goldschmidt, who was 1 for 9 during a three-game weekend sweep in Atlanta, gave Miley a quick cushion. He hit a 2-1 pitch from Marcum after Hill was hit by a pitch with one out in the first. Hill added an RBI single in the second before Marcum settled in for six innings.
Then five Mets relievers shut down Arizona, giving up just four hits until Ross' homer.
NOTES: The Mets and Diamondbacks each hung a jersey in their dugouts bearing the name "Yarnell" - the locale of the fire - and the No. 19. Those jerseys were shown on the scoreboard at Citi Field during a moment of silence before the national anthem. ... Mets SS Ruben Tejada (strained quadriceps) played his third game for the Gulf Coast League Mets and went 2 for 4 with an RBI while playing all nine innings. Tejada will continue his rehab at Triple-A Las Vegas but will have to earn his way back to the big leagues, Collins said. ... Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (9-0) faces Mets RHP Jeremy Hefner (2-6) on Tuesday.