SAN DIEGO -- Five starts into his Major League career, rookie pitcher Joe Wieland is still looking for his first victory, though he's not overly consumed by the pursuit of it.
"I'm not really worried about it. It's more about the team winning," said Wieland, 22. "I know that it's going to happen eventually."
Wieland, who took the loss on Sunday against the Marlins, is 0-4 with a 4.55 ERA in his first 27 2/3 big league innings. Toss out his first start against the Dodgers on April 14, and he has allowed six earned runs over his last four starts for a 3.18 ERA.
"I'm about as comfortable as I can get," Wieland said. "The last start, I did some good things. I was able to locate the fastball down and away. I just lost focus to one hitter."
That "one batter" was the walk Wieland issued to the Marlins' leadoff hitter in the sixth inning, pitcher Ricky Nolasco. Four batters later, the Marlins turned a 2-0 deficit into a tie game after Miami scored twice -- with the walk setting up the big inning. Wieland ended up with a no-decision.
"Overall, I was happy with it," Wieland said.