Found August 28, 2012 on Fangraphs:
If you knew exactly what pitch was coming, it would probably be easier to hit. Somehow, Wade Miley is an exception. Miley’s season has been quite a pleasant surprise for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He’s amassed 14 wins and a shiny 2.80 ERA, corroborated by a 3.09 FIP. He’s given up fewer hits than ...
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