St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller pitches virtual Perfect Game
Twenty-seven up, twenty-seven down. The definition of a perfect game. Unfortunately, if a leadoff single preceded the 27 outs, the record books won’t record it.
Shelby Miller of the St. Louis Cardinals gave up a clean single to Eric Young Jr. (nobody in the crowd even batted an eyelash at the time), then did not allow another man on base for his first career complete game in a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies. He threw 113 pitches in total.
Miller has been one of the surprise reasons that the St. Louis Cardinals are in first place in the National League Central. The 22-year old presumptive star sits at 5-2, with a 1.58 ERA, leading his team to an early 3 game lead, and a run differential only exceeded by the Detroit Tigers.
Everyone, including myself, cast skepticism on the Cards without ace Chris Carpenter and closer Jason Motte. Fear not, the Cardinals always reload.
-David Whitlock @lhd_on_sports
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