Miley looks to clear head during final start

Miley looks to clear head during final start

PHOENIX -- Wade Miley has not had the success he wants or expects in his last two outings, and the D-backs' left-hander thinks he knows why.

"Trying to be too fine," Miley said. "I've kind of gone back to how it was when I first got called up last year, like I've got to make a perfect pitch here and a perfect pitch here, and suddenly you're down 2-0 and you've got to throw a fastball, and they're looking for it. I kind of got caught up doing that. Just a lot of thoughts running through my mind."

Miley's performance this year has put him in the conversation for the National League Rookie of the Year Award, but in his last two starts he has a 7.20 ERA .

With one start left -- Monday against the Rockies -- Miley wants to get back to form.

"I want to just go out and compete, and hope for the best and not put too much thought into [the game]," Miley said. "I think that's what's gotten me into trouble lately, thinking a little too much. I just have to clear my mind and go out and compete like I did the first 25 starts."