Miranda (4-2) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out four batters over five innings during Thursday's win over Washington.
After allowing just two runs and striking out 17 batters through 12 innings over his past two starts, this was a promising follow-up from Miranda. The Nationals entered as the highest-scoring team in the majors, after all. Miranda now sports a 4.22 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.6 K/9 for the year, and his current form has his fantasy value trending up. However, things aren't going to get any easier with his next start projecting to be against Colorado at Coors Field.
Miranda didn't factor into the decision in Friday's extra-inning loss to the White Sox but racked up nine strikeouts over seven innings while also giving up an earned run on four hits and two walks.
Miranda's one glaring mistake was a 444-foot solo shot he surrendered to Jose Abreu in the sixth, but he was otherwise dominant. He fired 100 pitches over his seven frames, notching an excellent 16 swinging strikes along the way. The 28-year-old southpaw has been excellent over his last outings after a disastrous May 9 start against the Phillies in which he gave up eight earned runs over 3.1 innings, as he's given up just two earned runs over 12 frames while posting a 17:5 K:BB. His recent efforts have been key for an injury-ravaged Mariners rotation, and he'll look to keep it going in a road start versus the Nationals next Wednesday.
Miranda allowed a single run on three hits and three walks while striking out eight batters over five innings during Sunday's loss to Toronto. He didn't factor into the decision.
While this was one of Miranda's best starts of the season, he still needed 100 pitches to get through five innings and just 62 went for strikes. The lefty sports a respectable 8.3 K/9 for the season, but his 4.79 ERA and 1.33 WHIP are crippling fantasy ratios. He aligns to face the White Sox at home in his next start, and it's worth noting that Chicago owns a daunting .335 wOBA against southpaws this season.
Miranda allowed eight earned runs on six hits and three walks over 3.1 innings Tuesday against Philadelphia. He struck out one and received a no-decision in Seattle's win.
Miranda was crushed Tuesday, giving up two long balls in the short outing and inflating his ERA to 5.20. The 28-year-old lefty threw only 69 pitches before getting the hook in this one, and the two runners he was responsible for upon departing ended up scoring. There's very little fantasy upside for him, and this outing didn't help his case to keep a rotation spot once Drew Smyly (elbow) returns to action. Miranda will make his next start on Sunday at Toronto.
Miranda will make his next scheduled start Tuesday against the Phillies, Todd Milles of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Miranda will take the spot of Hisashi Iwakuma (knee), who was originally scheduled to start Tuesday but ended up being pushed back to Thursday. Although it was Iwakuma's turn, a team day off Monday will allow Miranda to take the hill on regular rest. He'll be followed in the rotation by Yovani Gallardo.
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