Jul 1, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher J. Miller (60) pitches the ball against the Oakland Athletics during the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Justin Miller finds a home
This is a nice little piece about Colorado Rockies reliever Justin Miller, and how glad he is to be in the big leagues — and how he found out about his Rockies record four strikeouts in four batters on Twitter (!) from either his dad, or his girlfriend (one day later, he can’t remember. It’s cool, bro. You don’t need to lie about tweeting.)
Some pertinent quotes from Miller, though:
"“Every time I have gone down [to AAA] it’s kind of been a situation where they didn’t want to send me down, because I was pitching good. It was just a numbers kind of thing. So I knew [going up and down] comes with the job. I am just trying to treat it as the same down there as it is here.”"
And treat it the same, he has. Miller is fast becoming a reliable late inning option for the Colorado Rockies, and somebody who might get a look or two as a setup man next year alongside Brooks Brown and perhaps Miguel Castro, Tommy Kahnle, and, well, who the hell knows who else will be around.
Either way, good on you, Justin Miller. Hope you stay in the big leagues, because you’ve got some good, hard stuff that can work at this level.
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