Wade Miley SP BOS 2 days ago

Miley allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out two in eight innings in Sunday's win over the Angels. Sixty-one of his 97 pitches went for strikes and he threw first-pitch strikes to 16 of 28 batters.

Miley, who retired the first 14 batters faced, earned his third straight win and lowered his ERA to 4.47, after finishing April at 8.62. He credits the command of his fastball as a major reason for his turnaround, but throwing first-pitch strikes has helped, too.

Wade Miley SP BOS 7 days ago

Miley, who had an awful April, has a 3.04 ERA with 19 strikeouts and six walks in four May starts.

Miley submitted what may have been his best effort of the season Tuesday night when he struck out seven and painted the corners in win over Texas. His numbers are still ugly, but he's been competitive in the four starts since, an encouraging sign for the pitcher whom Boston signed to a contract extension earlier this year.

Wade Miley SP BOS 1 week ago

Miley gave up two runs on seven hits across seven innings pitched in Tuesday's win over Texas.

Miley earned win number three on the season walking one batter and striking out seven. It was a solid performance for Miley who still holds an ERA of 5.10 and had been struggling up to this point. He's now 3-4 on the year with the 5.10 ERA and 1.44 WHIP. He'll get the Twins in Minnesota in his next start.

Wade Miley SP BOS 2 weeks ago

Miley (2-4) didn't allow a run over 6.2 innings in a win over Oakland on Wednesday despite allowing five hits and four walks with only one strikeout.

He pitched out of trouble and got a win, outdueling Oakland ace Sonny Gray, but putting all those runners on base isn't much of a formula for success. Then again, Miley was due for some good luck, as he owned a strikingly low 52.8 percent strand rate coming into the game. Nonetheless, even though the peripherals say that Miley's been a little better than his 5.60 ERA indicates, he's still not much of a fantasy asset outside of very deep formats. He'll draw a home start against the Rangers his next time out.

Wade Miley SP BOS 3 weeks ago

Miley allowed four runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out eight in Friday night's loss to the Blue Jays. He tossed 104 pitches (64 strikes) and threw first-pitch strikes to 18 of 26 batters faced.

That unremarkable performance represents progress for Miley, who was more aggressive to hitters and lowered his ERA to 6.91. Unfortunately, he left the Red Sox in a hole, giving up solo homers in each of the first two innings. He didn't have the benefit of Boston's best lineup with both David Ortiz (suspension) and Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) unavailable, nor is team hitting at this point. The Red Sox featured five guys hitting below .200 and a rookie making his major league debut.

Wade Miley SP BOS 3 weeks ago

Miley was "much improved" Saturday according to manager John Farrell, the Boston Globe reports. "I thought he did a much better job with keeping the pace that he works at a little bit more under control. He threw a number of breaking balls for strikes and a lot of strikes overall," said Farrell.

Miley followed the instructions of his manager, who met with the entire starting staff earlier in the week and laid out a plan to be more aggressive. Sixty-two of Miley's season high 102 pitches were for strikes, and he dispatched 13 of the 27 batters faced in three pitches or fewer. During his early-season struggles, Miley had been falling behind hitters and rushing his pitches. He did a good job of getting early strikes Saturday as well as slowing the game down and gathering himself with runners on base.

Wade Miley SP BOS 3 weeks ago

Miley turned in a quality start Saturday, allowing three runs on seven hits in seven innings, striking out three.

After an awful month of April, Miley kicked off May with his best start of the season so far. His 7.15 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 13:11 K:BB ratio in 22.2 innings still make him all but unrosterable in most formats though, and he's looking at a tough matchup next week at home to a Jays lineup loaded with right-handed power.

Wade Miley SP BOS 1 month ago

Miley was rocked in Baltimore on Sunday, giving up seven runs (six earned) on five hits and two walks against the Orioles; he did not strike out a batter.

The left-hander has alternated between decent and disastrous outings through his first four starts with the Red Sox and his ERA now sits at a painful 8.62 on the season. Miley will look to right the ship against the Yankees next Saturday.

Wade Miley SP BOS 1 month ago

Miley struck out three and walked four while holding the Rays scoreless over 5.2 innings Tuesday night to earn his first win as a member of the Red Sox.

The outing wasn't without flaws, as evidenced by the free passes, but it was a big step in the right direction. Miley fared reasonably well his first time out against the Yankees, but was chased in the third inning of his second start of the year against Washington. The Red Sox will give Miley the ball Sunday in Baltimore for his next scheduled start.

Wade Miley SP BOS 1 month ago

Miley was knocked out of Wednesday's game early, as he gave up seven runs on five hits and three walks in just 2.1 innings against the Nationals.

The Nats got to him for a couple in the first inning, but they really went to work in the third, scoring six runs off the combination of Miley and reliever Anthony Varvaro. Miley's first start of the year went pretty well, but he's had a career-long tendency to intersperse generally solid pitching with horrendous blowups like this one that leave his final line looking a bit too crooked for standard fantasy formats.