Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 4/12/13
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Shelby Miller made his first 2013 start Saturday in San Francisco, and while it wasn’t as good as his first major-league start last October he looked like he belonged in the majors while facing the world champs. Miller didn’t make it out of the sixth inning after walking Hunter Pence and Brandon Belt, but was bailed out by Randy Choate. It appeared Miller started overthrowing in the fifth inning and that caused his command, which had been stellar throughout the game, to disappear. He threw first-pitch strikes to 75 percent of the batters he faced and was able to live on the outside edges of the plate to both righties and lefties. Even when Miller missed his desired target, he still threw strikes, which hurt him sometimes, however. Both Pence, on a homer in the second, and Angel Pagan, on a single in the third, hit poorly located balls hard. Miller threw mostly a 90-to-93-mph fastball and a 79-to-80-mph curveball, and while he didn’t make many batters miss he was able to get several ...
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