Miller had some control issues Sunday, walking a season-high five batters. However, he was able to work out of trouble most of the afternoon, as he tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings. He allowed four hits and struck out seven.
Miller walked the bases loaded in the third inning, but escaped the jam by getting Adam LaRoche to strike out. Miller allowed a pair of two-out singles in the fourth inning, but got out of trouble by striking out Stephen Strasburg. He was finally lifted after allowing a one-out walk to Danny Espinosa and a one-out single to Jose Lobaton in the sixth inning.
Miller was able to lower his ERA from 4.67 to 3.57 in the no-decision. Miller will be back on the hill Friday against the Pirates. He lost in his first start against Pittsburgh April 4, allowing five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Miller (1-2) was charged with the loss in each of his first two outings before breaking through with a win Tuesday, giving up just a fourth-inning solo home run. He owns a 4.67 ERA and 14:9 K:BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings. Miller is scheduled to face Nationals Sunday.
Miller was able to pitch around trouble in the first inning. After giving up a leadoff triple to Billy Hamilton, Miller managed to get out of the inning unscathed. He escaped from a similar jam in the third, after giving up a walk and single to consecutive batters.
Miller gave up his first two runs in the fourth, when Devin Mesoraco was able to take a fastball out to left for a two-run shot. He gave up a third run on a Jay Bruce sac fly in the fifth. The ball wasn't hit deep, but Hamilton was tagging up and third and managed to beat the throw.
Miller gave up seven hits and three walks during the appearance. He struck out five batters. Miller's next start will come against the Brewers.
Miller (0-1) had a hard time keeping the ball inside the park, serving up two homers to Pedro Alvarez and one home run to Travis Ishikawa. He was charged with five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two over 5 1/3 innings pitched in a 12-2 defeat.
Miller will look to bounce back in his home debut Wednesday against Cincinnati.
Miller has dealt with control issues recently, walking three batters in each of his last two starts and giving up three earned runs in each. He owns a 5.93 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 13:6 K:BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings this spring.
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