Andrew Miller to Make 1st Major League Start!
From high school star & scholar/athlete at Buchholz to college national player of the year at North Carolina, tomorrow night, Andrew Miller will make his first major league start on the mound for the detroit tigers against the world champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Â He made his major league debut last August and went on to make seven more appearances, but, he's never had a start.
The lanky six-foot-seven left-hander was detroit's 1st-pick in last June's draft & has a fastball in the mid-to-high 90's which is why tigers manager Jim Leyland is starting him tomorrow.Â Adding "it's most likely a one start situation". Â Miller will replace Jeremy Bonderman who has a blister on his middle pitching finger but expects to return for his next start.
Miller turns 22 Monday & didn't pitch too well in his last, brief major leaguer stint -- pitching 10-and-a-1/3rd innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs, walking 10 while striking out six. Â But, he's coming off a great outing in his first start for the Tigers double-a team in erie, pennsylvania sunday -- striking out seven over 8-innings without giving up a run.
He was the sixth overall pick in last year's draft after almost leading the Tar Heels to a national championship.
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