Know your starting pitcher: Shelby Miller

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Apr 12, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller (40) pumps his fist after getting the second out of the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. St. Louis defeated Milwaukee 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
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(KSDK Sports) -- Rookie Shelby Miller will make his 24th start of the season tonight and third against the Brewers.  He is 2-0, 0.69 ERA in his two previous starts vs. MIL, allowing just one run in 13.0 IP while striking out 13.

Miller threw just 2 pitches in his August 7 start vs. LA Dodgers and was removed from game when a batted ball was lined off his right elbow.  He returned to rotation a week later against the Pirates and suffered a 5-1 loss.

Earned his 10th win in his start July 23 vs. PHI, becoming the first
Cardinals rookie since Jamie Garcia (2010) to record 10 wins, and the first RH rookie since Jason Simontacchi (2002).

Made his 1st start after the ASB on 12 days rest, 7/23 vs. PHI.
Pitched 6.0 scoreless innings, 3 hits, one walk, six K's in the 4-1 win.

Is 6-3, 1.88 ERA at home (12 starts) vs. 5-5, 4.10 ERA on the road
this year (11 GS).

Ranks 11th in the National League in ERA at 2.97.

Ranks T11th in NL in wins (11), 11th in opp. BA (.232), 16th in WHIP (1.16) and T18th in K's (137), 3rd in K's per 9 IP (9.68).

Is averaging 10.67 base runners per/9 IP, 16th fewest in the NL.

Has 10 quality starts; through minors & majors, has recorded QS
(33) all but one start he has thrown 6.0 IP or more (6/12 at NYM).

Is one of 14 pitchers who have hit a HR this season (6/6 vs. ARI).

Retired 27 straight batters after allowing a leadoff hit in his start
vs. COL (5/10) & tied STL rookie record with 13 K's in CG 1-hit ShO.  Was first since John Lackey ('06) w/27 straight outs after leadoff hit.

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