Sunday, May 17, 2015


So, did you watch any baseball this weekend?  I spent some time suffering through the Cardinals and Tigers series and checked in a little bit on my Durham Bulls, who had some problems with the Scranton Railriders.  Not the best, but there was one bright spot early Sunday afternoon by former Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller.

If you have not seen Shelby pitch this year he has improved greatly from his time in St. Louis.  Lots of fastballs and first pitch strikes.  I think he's been one of the biggest surprises in the game so far this year.  Sunday's game finally got him some well deserved attention when he carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning and came within an out of the no-no.

He actually had something of a no hitter back in the day with the Cardinals when he gave up a lead off hit against the Rockies and then recorded 27 straight hitters for the complete game shutout.

Predictably the early success for Miller has agitated a few of the "Best Fans In Baseball" (As a Cardinals fan I hate that moniker) and allowed some internet trolling to take place especially with local St. Louis columnist Joe Strauss who works in St. Louis, but hates everything about the city....

At least most Cardinals fans could count the two hits collected by the Marlins, or at least read the box score.......

Anyway, I am happy to see Shelby find some success in Atlanta.  He got a raw deal at times in St. Louis at times, especially during some of the playoff runs when he was delegated to the bullpen and forgotten about as a long reliever.  Especially during the 2013 playoffs when he won 15 regular season games, but only appeared in one playoff game for one inning.  The Cardinals season ended in the World Series, but Miller never started a game.  

So, to celebrate a great outing and great start to the new season this week' #MyCardMonday goes to, not only one of the National League's best pitchers, but also one of it's best signers....Shelby Miller.  

1 comment:

  1. What a game he pitched man. Second shutout on less than 100 pitches in 2 weeks dude is in a zone. I'll trade you for any Shelby cards, started a little pc on him already (my heyward love had to go somewhere)