According to Fox Sports Midwest, Shelby Miller the Cardinals may be eying an innings limit of around 180 for their young pitcher. This sounds about right as Miller's pitched only about 150 innings last year and a 30 innings jump is reasonable.
However, how might this limit impact the Cardinals and their young gun down the stretch?
Currently, Miller is on pace for about 185 innings, which is right in line with the 180 target. But does that limit include the postseason?
Miller doesn't think so, as he was quoted (by Fox) as saying "I'm trying to get to 180 or so this year not including whatever we do in the postseason". However, the Cardinals may have other ideas.
The Cards are already doing what they can to limit his innings. They shifted the rotation prior to the All Star break, to effectively skip one of Miller's turns and then, with the off days after the break, they skipped him again so that he ended up with 13 days off in between starts.
The Cardinals will try to give Mi...