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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Miller’s so-so spring continues : Sports

What’s up with Shelby Miller?

Jim Furtado Posted: March 25, 2014 at 11:46 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cardinals, shelby miller

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   1. salvomania Posted: March 25, 2014 at 01:04 PM (#4676790)
I'm hoping it's the same thing that was up with Clayton Kershaw.
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: March 25, 2014 at 01:13 PM (#4676800)
If Miller falters, maybe the guy(Carlos Martinez--although both Wainwright and Wacha did well) who pitched the best in spring training could be given a shot to start... but realistically Miller wasn't that bad, his problem was allowing strings of hits to result in a probably more runs than he should have reasonably expected for his performance, along with 3 homeruns instead of the expected 1.5 he should have allowed. I didn't see anything in his two performances that I saw, that indicated he was having problems, he wasn't getting hit hard nor was he struggling any more per batter than he did last year. I guess the concern could be he hasn't really improved his ability to reduce pitches per batter in any noticeable way.

note: I'm not saying to go by spring training stats to give Martinez a job, but coming into the camp, Martinez/Kelly were pretty much even as pitchers and Martinez outpitched Kelly. (I understand the decision made to not make Martinez a starter and even somewhat agree with it, but Martinez should still get around 110 innings pitched this year)

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