When the season began, many were questioning the decision to drop him into the rotation. Now, it is looking like he belongs.
Andrew Miller got his 5th win of the season while pitching his most gutsy against the Mariners last night. He pitched 7 innings only striking out 2, but he scattered 6 hits and allowed only 1 run.
“I think I did a good job pitching the zone other than that (fourth) inning when I walked the first two hitters,” Miller said. ” I didn’t feel like I had the greatest stuff, other than I felt I had decent fastball command. I pitched with what I had and the guys made some great plays behind me tonight. I’ll take that every time out.”
So will the Marlins. Andrew Miller has pitched 7 innings in both of his last two starts and over those combined 14 innings he has only allowed 2 ERs. He has also struck out 9 and walked only 3. It is looking like Miller is starting to figure out how to pitch at this level with 4 of his last 8 starts going 7 innings now – each time it resulted in a win for the Marlins.
Josh Johnson Starts for Greensboro
Josh Johnson made his first rehab start of the season at A Greensboro on Saturday. He struck out 7 batters while giving up 8 hits in 5.0 IP. Just for the fact that he pitched in a game is relief enough for Marlins fans at this point. It is looking like he will spend about 30 days in the minors rehabbing his way back from Tommy John surgery and barring no setbacks, could rejoin the Marlins rotation for the 2nd half of the season. MarlinsNation readers – expect set backs but it is looking like Double J will be in the rotation well before the season is over.