Orioles left-hander Andrew Miller has seen enough of the Twins
By EDUARDO A. ENCINA
The Baltimore Sun|
Sep 02, 2014 | 7:32 AM
Left-hander Andrew Miller has pitched well since joining the Orioles just before the nonwaiver trade deadline, but he's probably glad he has seen the last of the Minnesota Twins this season.
Sometimes certain teams give certain pitchers a difficult time, and that can be said about Miller and Minnesota. Granted, the Twins can score runs, but on paper they're not much of a match for the lockdown lefty.
Still, Minnesota has had Miller's number this season. In Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Twins, Miller entered a tied game with two on and one out set to face two lefties. He immediately allowed a two-run single to Joe Mauer and then an RBI single to Kennys Vargas, giving the Twins a 6-3 lead.
Miller walked off the field gingerly after the inning and was checked out by head trainer Richie Bancells. After the game, Miller said he was fine, his leg just got caught coming off the mound. He said he was more concerned about making better pitches and not any physical issue.
On Saturday, Miller was unable to hold a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning, allowing a game-tying RBI single to Mauer. The Orioles eventually won, 3-2, and Miller was credited with the win.