Miller, who fired a scoreless two-thirds of an inning during which he allowed two hits and recorded a strikeout in a loss to the Reds on Friday, has a 2.45 ERA and two holds across his last six appearances. The veteran left-hander had a nice 10-day layoff in conjunction with the All-Star break, since his last first-half appearance came July 9. With 24 trips to the mound this season, Miller is nowhere near the 73-appearance pace he enjoyed in 2019, a drop which has helped lead to a modest four holds and zero decisions thus far on the campaign.
Miller secured his fourth hold in a win over the Giants on Tuesday, allowing a hit and hitting a batter over one-third of an inning. Miller made his time on the mound a bit more difficult than he needed to, but he ultimately escaped unscathed. The veteran left-hander has been used to only get one out in each of his last three appearances, and he's sporting an 0.84 ERA and three holds over the 10.2 innings he's pitched since returning from the injured list in early June.
Miller fired a perfect eighth inning in a win over the Diamondbacks on Monday. The veteran left-hander was once again sharp, getting nine of his 13 pitches into the strike zone. Miller's efficient effort was par for the course since his return from the injured list at the beginning of June, as he now has an 0.93 ERA and 1.03 WHIP across his last eight appearances (9.2 innings).
Miller (toe), just activated from the injured list Thursday, fired 2.1 scoreless innings during which he allowed three hits, issued an intentional walk and recorded a strikeout in a loss to the Reds on Friday. Manager Mike Shildt wasted little time affording Miller a heavy workload after a month-plus on the shelf, and the veteran left-hander responded with an effective long-relief effort on a night where starter Kwang Hyun Kim exited after three innings due to lower-back tightness. Miller was encouragingly efficient as well, getting seven outs on just 24 pitches; factoring out his intentional walk of Tyler Stephenson, the southpaw got 16 of 20 offerings into the strike zone.
Miller (toe) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday. Miller's planned rehab start for Triple-A Memphis was rained out Tuesday, but he still threw a bullpen session and was cleared to return Thursday. The left-hander reportedly felt good during his rehab assignment and should be available out of the bullpen going forward.
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