Making his first start for Triple-A Reno since getting demoted on July 14, Miller went 6.2 innings on Tuesday, allowing four hits and three earned runs while striking out 10. He walked two. While Miller will need to string together a few solid outings before the Diamondbacks and fantasy owners can trust him again, Tuesday's outing was certainly a step in the right direction. At the MLB level this season, Miller is 2-9 with a 7.14 ERA and 1.75 WHIP.
Miller was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Thursday. This move comes as a surprise, not only given Miller's contract situation, but also due to the injuries to other starters such as Zack Greinke and Rubby De La Rosa. That said, Miller has been one of the more disappointing offseason acquisitions in baseball this season, struggling his way to a 7.14 ERA with 50 strikeouts and 34 walks over 69.1 innings of work. He'll head back down to Triple-A to iron out his issues for the time being. The Diamondbacks will make a corresponding roster move Friday.
Miller (2-9) allowed seven hits and six earned runs over five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Padres. He struck out five and walked one. The struggles continue for Miller, who now owns a 7.14 ERA on the season. Although the Diamondbacks gave up a lot to acquire Miller in the offseason, they may have no choice but to bump him from the rotation at some point. For now, Miller's next start will come sometime after the All-Star break.
Miller (2-8) struggled again on Friday, allowing eight hits and five earned runs over six innings to pick up the loss against the Giants. He struck out five and walked two. The nightmare season continues for Miller, who now has a 6.85 ERA. He looked good in his return from the DL on June 20, allowing just one run, but he's been shelled for 12 runs over 12 innings in his last two starts. He'll get the ball again on Wednesday against the Padres,
Miller (2-7) gave up 11 hits, seven earned runs and a walk over six innings in Saturday's 11-6 loss to the Rockies. The 25-year-old couldn't duplicate the success he'd seen in his first start back from injury against the Phillies last Monday, instead surrendering the most earned runs in a start all season. The setting certainly didn't do him any favors, but Miler also failed to help his own cause by sandwiching homers to Charlie Blackmon and Tony Wolters around RBI hits from Daniel Descalso, Wolters and Nolan Arenado. Miller's ERA is back up to 6.79, and he's yielded at least one homer in five of his last six trips to the mound. He'll look to rebound versus the Giants next Friday.