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Shelby Miller picks up victory in second major league start

Apr 6, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

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It wasn’t the prettiest outing, but Shelby Miller was awarded a victory Saturday in his 2013 regular season debut against the Giants — a 6-3 Cards win.

The talented 22-year-old righty went 5 1/3 innings, yielding two earned runs on four hits and four walks. He struck out four batters, tossing 57 of his 95 pitches for strikes before giving way to the Cardinals bullpen in the sixth inning. Randy Choate finished that frame and Mitchell Boggs eventually closed it out with a clean ninth inning, earning his first save.

Miller boasts a power fastball and improving offspeed stuff. He’s been ranked a Top 15 prospect by Baseball America for the past three years and has to be considered an early NL Rookie of the Year candidate.

The Cardinals are 2-3 on the season. They’ll wrap up their weekend series with the Giants on Sunday.

Miller owns a 1.89 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 20/8 K/BB ratio through his first 19 career big league innings.

  1. youjivinmeturkey - Apr 6, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Reblogged this on "You Jivin' Me, Turkey?" and commented:
    WOOT!!! :D

  2. historiophiliac - Apr 7, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Kozma!

    • paperlions - Apr 7, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      Damn right, Kozma!

  3. alwayssfgiantsinphilly - Apr 7, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Cards team is really tough. Even better lineup when Freese gets back.

    • okwhitefalcon - Apr 7, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      Cice start for Miller, didn’t have great stuff but adjusted throughout and did well.

      A “Cool” profile on him from Joe Strauss today in the Post Dispatch can be read here:

      http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/joe-strauss/strauss-joe-cool-may-be-turning-into-joe-mature/article_5086c058-96cc-5eae-a134-3029ea96fc65.html

      • paperlions - Apr 7, 2013 at 3:43 PM

        Sorry, Strauss is a hack. There is so much fabrication so he can conform to his narrative in there it is unbelievable. The fact that he still won’t let go of a guy getting caught drinking underage and uses that as a sign of immaturity is simply retarded. Nearly everyone underage drinks, especially if at 18 yrs old you are living away from home, working with guys that are all older than you, many of whom are 21+. That isn’t a sign of immaturity, it is a sign of being normal.

      • okwhitefalcon - Apr 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM

        Is that all you got out of that column?

        C’mon pape, you’re smarter than that.

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