30-ANDREW MILLER, LHP 6-1, 4.42 ERA, 12 games, 10 starts
2011: 6-1, 4.42 ERA (27 ER/55.0 IP) in 12 G, 10 GS
2011 vs. TEX: 1-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/6.1 IP) in 1 GS
CAREER: 21-27, 5.62 ERA (218 ER/349.1 IP) in 91 G, 64 GS
CAREER vs. TEX: 1-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/7.1 IP) in 2 G, 1 GS
CAREER AT HOME: 11-10, 5.38 ERA (103 ER/172.1 IP) in 46 G, 30 GS
CAREER vs. TEX in BOS: First appearance
LAST OUTING: Tossed 6.1 shutout innings and earned the win in the Red Sox 6-0
victory at Texas on 8/25…Allowed 3 hits, all singles, and 2 walks with 6 strikeouts over 83 pitches…Alfredo Aceves and Dan Wheeler combined to throw 2.2 hitless innings in relief..Adrian
Gonzalez went deep in his 1st 2 plate appearances.
Was his longest scoreless outing of the season and longest since a 7.0 IP start at WSH on 5/10/08 with FLA.
WINNING WAYS: Is 6-1 in his 10 starts, matching his season high for wins in a season (also 2008 with FLA)…BOS has won 9 of his 10 starts…His only start that didn’t result in a Red Sox win came in a
9-6 loss at TB on 7/15.
All 6 of his wins have come in starts, establishing a new career high as a starter.
STARTING LINE: Is 6-1 with a 4.33 ERA (25 ER/52.0 IP) in 10 starts this year,
allowing 3 runs or less in 8 of those 10 starts…Combined to yield 14 runs (12 ER) in his other 2 starts.
VS. THE RANGERS: Makes his 2nd consecutive start against TEX…Defeated the Rangers
6-0 on 8/25 at TEX…Tossed 1.0 inning of relief against the Rangers on 9/13/06 while with DET in his only other appearance against the club.
IN RELIEF: Made 2 appearances out of the bullpen on 8/4 (vs. CLE) and 8/10 (at MIN), giving up 2 runs in 3.0 innings with 5 strikeouts in the bullpen outings.
Is 1 of 4 Red Sox pitchers to both start a game and appear in relief this season.
FANTASTIC FOUR: Did not lose any of his 1st 4 starts with the club, going 3-0…The
last pitcher to go undefeated in his 1st 4 or more starts with the club was Brad Penny (2-0 from in 1st 4 starts, 4/11-28/09)…Jon Lester was the last southpaw to be undefeated in his 1st 4 starts with BOS (5-0
in his 1st 9 starts, 6/10-7/23/06).
Went at least 5.0innings and allowed 3 runs or fewer in each of his 1st 4 starts with BOS, the
longest such stretch to start a Sox career since John Burkett in 2002 (1st 6 starts)…The last Sox lefty to have a streak of that kind was Jeff Fassero in his 1st 4 starts of 2000.
RED SOX DEBUT: Fanned 6 batters in his Red Sox debut on 6/20 vs. SD…Became just
the 5th lefty since 1919 with at least as many strikeouts in his Red Sox debut, 1st since Kevin Morton, who pitched a 9.0-inning complete game with 9 strikeouts in his 1st outing with Boston on 7/5/91 vs. DET…Miller was the 1st pitcher to strike out at least 6 in his Sox debut overall since Daisuke Matsuzaka
fanned 10 on 4/5/07 at KC.
PREVIOUS START: Earned the win, going 5.1 innings and allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts, in the Red Sox 7-1 victory at KC on 8/19…Was his 1st start since 7/31 after 2 appearances in relief…Allowed the only KC run in the 3rd inning on a sac fly by Alex Gordon…With the score 2-1 in the 5th inning, Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a 3-run homer to help the Sox pull away…Alfredo Aceves threw a scoreless 3.2 innings in relief for the save.
2011 HIGHLIGHTS: Did not earn a decision in a 5-3 Red Sox win on 7/31 at CWS after pitching 5.2 innings, and allowing 3 runs on a seasonhigh 10 hits, 1 walk and a hit batter with a season-best 8 strikeouts…Went 3.2 innings, allowing 7 runs (5 ER) on 9 hits and 2 walks while striking out 1 in a no-decision against Kansas City on 7/26 at Fenway Park…Went 5.2 innings and earned the win, allowing no runs on 2 hits and a career-high 6 walks in Boston’s 4-0 victory in Baltimore on 7/20…Since 1994, the only other Red Sox to hold a team scoreless while issuing at least 6 walks in an outing was Matt Clement on 9/24/05 at BAL (6 BB in 5.2 IP)…Miller was the 1st to do it and earn a win for Boston since Joe Hesketh, 4/17/93 vs. CWS
(6 BB in 8.0 IP)…Took his 1st loss in a Boston uniform, lasting just 2.2 innings, his shortest start with the Sox, surrendering a career-high 7 runs (also 7/13/08 vs. LAD with FLA) as the Red Sox fell to the Rays, 9-6, on 7/15 at Tropicana Field…Picked up his 3rd straight win as BOS defeated BAL, 10-4, on 7/7 at home…Did not strike out any batters for the 1st time in a start since 7/19/09 vs. PHI while
with FLA…Won, 10-4, at HOU on 7/2, yielding 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks over 6.0 IP…Picked up his 1st win in a BOS uniform at PIT, 4-2, on 6/26 to help snap a 4-game team losing streak.
ON THE FARM: Signed with Boston as a minor league free agent on 12/16/10 and was with Triple-A Pawtucket from the start of the season until his 6/19 promotion…Went 3-3 with a 2.47 ERA (18 ER/65.2 IP) and 61 K’s with 35 walks in 13 games (12 starts) for the PawSox.
Held opponents to 3 runs or less in all 13 outings with the PawSox, surrendering just 2 homers at
Triple-A…Allowed 1 earned run or less in 9 of those 13 appearances, including scoreless tilts on 5/29 vs. Indianapolis (7.0 IP) and 4/15 at Syracuse (4.0 IP)…Held lefties to a .122 clip (9-for-74).
Was 2-1 with a 1.78 ERA (5 ER/25.1 IP) over his last 4 Triple-A outings (3 starts) from 5/29-6/14,
improving his ERA from 2.90 to 2.47…In that time, ranked among International League leaders in WHIP (4th, 0.79), ERA (8th), strikeouts (T-3rd, 26) and ground out/air out ratio (5th, 1.82).
MINOR LEADER: At the time of his 6/19 promotion to Boston, led qualifying
Triple-A hurlers with a .181 opponent average (42-for-232) and ranked 4th among Triple-A
qualifiers, 2nd among left-handers, with a team-best 2.47 ERA…Also ranked 9th in
the IL with a 1.17 WHIP.
IN THE MAJORS: Has appeared in the Major Leagues in all 6 seasons since being selected in the 1st round (6th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft…Made just 3 minor league appearances in the Tigers organization before his Major League debut on 8/30/06 at NYY…Threw 1.0 scoreless relief inning in his 1st ML appearance, on 8/30/06 at Yankee Stadium.
IN THE HEIGHTS: At 6-foot-7, became the tallest left-handed pitcher ever to appear in a game for the Red Sox…Is the 12th Red Sox player overall (9th pitcher) ever to stand at least that tall…The last Red Sox to measure in at 6-foot-7 or taller was Kyle Snyder at 6-foot-8 from 2006-08.