Orioles LHP Miley hit by 2 consecutive liners, leaves game
- Author: Julie Sanders May 06, 2017,
May 06, 2017, 12:25
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wade Miley gets up after being hit by a line drive single by Chicago White Sox's Avisail Garcia in the first inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Friday, May 5, 2017. He left under his own power but has in an apparent amount of pain.
Miley had a 6.17 ERA in 11 starts with Baltimore a year ago, but he has not allowed more than three runs in any of his five turns this season. Davis' homer made it 2-0 and the score stayed that way until the White Sox scored a run in the eighth. He got only two outs, the shortest outing of his career.
Miley may be OK, but closer Zach Britton evidently is not. It's been just a month, but Miley is striking out batters at a better clip than he ever has before, with 38 strikeouts through his first 31 innings of work. After being sidelined for a little over two weeks with a left forearm strain, the left-hander returned from the disabled list Tuesday but was unavailable Friday and could be headed back to the DL with the same injury. Despite his protests, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter pulled Miley.
The Orioles likely will be making more moves before the Saturday game. Bundy defeated Boston 5-2 at Fenway Park in his last out where he gave up both runs on five hits and four BB in seven innings. The two line drives that knocked Miley out of the game turned Ynoa into the ultimate spot starter, and he responded by carrying the shutout into the seventh inning.
Gabriel Ynoa delivered an outstanding performance in emergency duty on Friday, firing six shutout innings in a victory over the White Sox.
White Sox: 3B Todd Frazier missed a second straight start with back tightness. He was released by the club before last season and has regained his footing with the White Sox.