Andrew Miller had no problems in transitioning from a setup role to closing for the Yankees. He secured 36 saves, struck out 100 batters in 61 2/3 innings, and posted a 2.04 ERA and 0.86 WHIP. That was good enough for Miller to rank third among closers in Rotisserie value. He was the sixth-ranked closer in Fantasy points, and he likely would have ranked even higher if not for the four weeks he missed with a forearm injury. If he retains his status as a closer, Miller should be one of the first three relievers off the board, but with the Yankees' acquisition of Aroldis Chapman, his value is now in doubt. With the possibility that Miller gets used in the ninth inning, whether by the Yankees or another team, he should still be drafted among the top 15 relievers.
Yankees closer Andrew Miller struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to notch his 36th save of the season. He's now converted two straight opportunities since blowing a save against the Blue Jays on Sept. 22, one of only two saves he's blown all year. Miller remains locked in as the Yankees closer.
Yankees closer Andrew Miller Miller (3-2) picked up the victory in a 6-4 defeat of the Blue Jays on Tuesday despite surrendering three hits, two earned runs and two walks over two innings. He also struck out four. Miller was charged with protecting a 3-2 lead in the ninth and promptly surrendered a one-out, game-tying homer to Dioner Navarro. The ill-timed gopher ball was the first given up by hard-throwing reliever since a July 22 outing against the Orioles, a span of 22 outings leading into Tuesday's contest. After the Yankees had taken a 6-4 lead in the top of the 10th, Miller then gave up a 404-foot shot to Edwin Encarnacion to make things interesting in the home half of the inning. Despite the mistakes, Miller was able to avoid further damage and preserve the extra-inning victory. The four whiffs by the veteran reliever in Tuesday's appearance also give him a remarkable 23 in just 11 September innings.
Yankees closer Andrew Miller struck out the side in order for his 34th save Wednesday against the Rays. Miller is on an absolute strikeout binge right now. He's been called on for saves against the Rays twice in the last three days, and he's struck out all six batters he's faced. In fact, if you go back to the appearance before that, he's struck out 10 of the last 12 batters he's faced (and the other two made outs, too). In August and September, he's pitched 20 innings, during which he's struck out 35 batters while allowing 14 hits, four walks and four runs.
Yankees closer Andrew Miller struck out the side, nailing down the 4-1 win over the Rays on Monday. Miller needed just 14 pitches to record his 33rd save of the season. Miller is 33-for-34 in save chances this year and has converted nine consecutive opportunities.
Yankees reliever Andrew Miller pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his 29th save of the season during Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Red Sox. Miller struck out all three batters he faced.