Wade Miley held the Marlins to two runs over six innings but suffered a loss on Sunday.
The left-hander struck out six and gave up just five hits and a walk, but the Marlins got a two-out single from Derek Dietrich followed by a two-RBI double from Marcell Ozuna in the sixth, and that's all they needed. Miley has won just one of his previous seven starts, but he still holds a solid 3.67 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the year. He'll get the Padres next.
Willie Bloomquist (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment midway through the week.
Bloomquist has been playing games at extended spring training and hasn't had any recent setbacks. He should be ready for activation before the end of the month.
Jason Kubel (quad) will return to the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.
Kubel still isn't totally over his left quad injury, so the club is taking it easy with him. He might continue to see more days off than normal as he tries to put the malady behind him.
Adam Eaton (elbow) played five innings in center field for High-A Visalia on Friday.
It's the first time he's played the field during his rehab assignment, as he had been limited to DH duty. Eaton was scheduled to play the field again on Saturday before being re-evaluated by the Diamondbacks. He should be activated before the end of the month. Manager Kirk Gibson said he's "not really worried about" finding enough playing time for all the members of a deep group of outfielders. "If we have guys, we'll find places for them to play," the manager added.
Daniel Hudson (elbow) gave up two runs on five hits over four innings in an extended spring training game on Friday.
It's the first time since last year's Tommy John surgery that Hudson has faced hitters wearing a different uniform. The D'Backs says the righty's fastball sat in the 91-93 mph range, which is obviously a good sign. "The light at the end of the tunnel is getting a little bit brighter now," Hudson said. Hudson will appear in another extended spring game next week and doesn't appear far off from a rehab assignment. He could be back as soon as late June if all goes well, though the big club doesn't currently have room for him in the rotation.
Gerardo Parra hit a leadoff (but game-winning) home run against the Marlins on Saturday night.
Parra took Tom Koehler deep on the first pitch of the game, and it turned out to be all the scoring either team would do. The homer was Parra's only hit of the night, and he's now batting .327/.394/.506 on the year. The outfielder has often been the odd-man out in the Diamondbacks outfield -- Arizona expected Jason Kubel and Adam Eaton to be starting at this point -- but it's hard to see how the club will bench him when he's performing like this.
Brandon McCarthy threw a three-hit shutout as the Diamondbacks beat the Marlins 1-0 on Saturday.
Everybody looks a little better facing the Marlins, but it's the second-straight outing that McCarthy has held the opponent scoreless and he's now turned in three consecutive quality starts. After his early struggles, McCarthy seems to have turned a corner. We look for him to be more consistent going forward. His next turn will come against the Padres on Friday.