Shelby Miller SP ATL 5 days ago

Miller got the win Monday, holding the Marlins to one run in five innings of work.

Miller has only pitched 10 innings in his two starts, but he also has allowed only one run this season. While his starts have been short, the results have been strong thus far for the new Brave. He'll look to continue his success this weekend against the Blue Jays in Toronto.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 1 week ago

Miller pitched five shutout innings in his regular-season Braves debut Wednesday in Miami, but received no decision in the eventual win. He struck out four while allowing four hits and two walks.

The stat line is solid, but Miller got there very inefficiently, needing 97 pitches to complete five frames. He also didn't get any offensive support from what promises to be a fairly poor Atlanta offense. However, Miller generated 10 groundball outs against zero fly balls, which is quite promising.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 2 weeks ago

Miller has posted a 3.44 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and .215 BAA in five Grapefruit League starts spanning 18.1 innings this spring. He is expected to make one more exhibition start to prepare for the regular season, MLB.com reports.

Miller's spring debut was a disaster, with the right-hander giving up four runs while recording just one out, but he's allowed just three earned runs in his last four starts (18 innings). "When you get close to the season, you want to start feeling good, and right now, I feel like I'm right where I need to be physically," Miller said after Sunday's outing, his best of the spring so far. Miller held the Pirates to just one hit over six innings in that game.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 5 months ago

Miller has been traded to the Braves as part of a four-player swap that will send Jason Heyward to the Cardinals.

The shift to Atlanta firms up Miller's job security, while the Braves will have four years of club control on the former first-round pick. Miller has not tossed 200 innings in a big league season thus far in his career, but at age-24 he offers a much needed stabilizing presence in the middle of the Atlanta rotation. In order for the deal to be considered a success, the Braves will need Miller to push his strikeout rate back up closer to his 2013 level (23.4 K%, 8.8 K/9) after a significant slide last season (16.6% K%, 6.3 K/9) drove a spike in his ERA (3.74) and FIP (4.54).

Shelby Miller SP ATL 6 months ago

Miller will start Game 4 of the NLCS against the Giants next Wednesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Miller finished the regular season with a 1.48 ERA over his final five starts, and while he failed to make it out of the sixth inning in Tuesday's Game 4, he did enough for the Cardinals to earn the decisive victory. He'll again follow Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn and John Lackey in the Championship Series.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 7 months ago

Miller is scheduled to pitch the fourth game of the NLDS.

Miller nabbed the final spot in the postseason rotation over Michael Wacha, who's struggles since returning from the disabled list have relegated him to long relief out of the bullpen. He finished the regular season with a 10-9 record, posting a 3.74 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 127:73 K:BB ratio.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 7 months ago

Miller pitched just 4.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out eight in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

Miller, who recently suffered a shin bruise in his last start, did not look sharp Tuesday. With 183 innings on the year, the Cardinals may have wanted to scale back Miller's work in preparation for their forthcoming playoff series, as this was his last start of the regular season. He ends his season with 10 wins to go with a 3.74 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 127:73 K:BB ratio.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 7 months ago

Miller suffered a shin bruise during Thursday's start against Milwaukee, but the team doesn't expect the injury to affect his next start, MLB.com reports.

Miller pitched six solid innings in Thursday's extra innings win, throwing just 82 pitches in the process. Both Miller and the team are confident he'll be able to start as scheduled next week.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 7 months ago

Miller tossed six solid innings Thursday against the Brewers, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and striking out four, but received no decision.

Miller continues to deliver one strong outing after another here in September. For the month, he's allowed two earned runs in 26 innings spanning four starts. Oh, and he's avoided walking a batter in three consecutive outings. Miller will look to ice his September cake with another strong game against the Cubs next week.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 7 months ago

Miller won Monday against the Reds as he allowed three hits and recorded four strikeouts in seven scoreless innings.

Miller has not allowed a run in 14 innings over his last two starts and has leveled his record at 9-9 for the season. The Cardinals have played very well of late and Miller has been a big part of their success.