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Shelby Miller continues reign of terror on National League hitters

Jun 1, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

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As we enter the third month of the season, the herd has been thinned and we have a good idea which pitchers are for real and which were pretenders. With seven innings of shutout ball against the Giants this afternoon, Cardinals starter Shelby Miller continues to establish himself as one of baseball’s premier arms. The 22-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA to 1.82 and, with seven strikeouts and just one walk, continues to average better than a strikeout per inning pitched and four strikeouts for every walk.

Miller is closely followed by two other young arms vying for the honor of starting for the National League in this summer’s All-Star Game: Matt Harvey (1.85 ERA) and Patrick Corbin (1.71). Clayton Kershaw, as usual, is in the mix as well (1.85).

Miller has been just the latest in a parade of prospects to join the Cardinal rotation and enjoy success in recent years, joining Laynce Lynn, Jaime Garcia, Michael Wacha, and Tyler Lyons. When it comes to developing pitching, few can match up with the Cardinals, led by GM John Mozeliak.

  1. junglerat524 - Jun 1, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Until his arm falls off. All these Cards arms falling off you would think they were managed by Dusty Baker.

  2. junglerat524 - Jun 1, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    I’m just betting their is not a single Card fan here who would even think to blame LaRussa for todays DL starting pitching list.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:09 AM

      I have read your post 3 times and still can’t comprehend what the hell it is you are trying to say. Please re-post and type slowly for me.

  3. sandrafluke2012 - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    why do dusty and larussa hate each other

  4. perryt200 - Jun 2, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    let us go over a few things.

    the roster isn’t just 9 guys.

    it isn’t 15 guys.

    it is a whole organization.

    and while the most demoralized man in baseball today would have to be the Memphis AAA catcher (Yadi can’t be replaced) top to bottom StL has the best organization in baseball.

    9 rookie pitchers, BRIB. B e st R e c o r d i n B a s e b a l l.

    and so far they haven’t even traded for anybody. StL is always stronger AFTER the trade deadline.

    • hammdoo - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      Stronger? Accept they finished worse in the standings each of the past three years AFTER the trade deadline.

      • hammdoo - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:23 PM


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