In this installment, Shelby Miller struggles with his pitch count again, Yasel Puig breaths life into the Dodgers and Jose Iglesias forces the Red Sox's hand(all stats through Monday).
1. Shelby Miller, RHP, Cardinals8-5, 2.35 ERA, 1.00, 101 K
The numbers are outstanding, but they're trending in the wrong direction as Miller approaches the midpoint his rookie season.
On Saturday, Miller allowed two homers for the second time in three starts and failed to pitch more than six innings for the seventh time in eight starts.
High pitch counts have been the main problem for Miller, who is actually the least efficient starting pitcher in the National League in terms of pitches per plate appearance (4.16).
Considering he's never pitched more than 150 innings in a season, the Cardinals may have to limit Miller's innings in the second half if they want him fresh in October.
2. Yasel Puig, OF, Dodgers.442.476.753, 7 HR, 14 RBI
Three weeks later, Puig is showing no signs of slowing down. He hit ...