One of the relief pitchers for the Boston Red Sox will have foot surgery that will likely end his season.
Left-handed pitcher Andrew Miller tried to cover home plate but injured his foot in the process. It was a night where nothing when right for the Red Sox who lost 9-7 in extra innings with the bullpen giving up five runs.
”It was when I tried to change momentum to go back up home,” Miller said after the game Saturday to the Associated Press. ”I watched the ball go by me, and when I went to push off to back up home plate, that’s when I felt it.”
Miller faced just one batter, leadoff hitter J.B. Shuck, and threw five pitches before he had to leave the game in the seventh inning.
The reliever played in 37 games this season, giving up just nine earned runs and had 48 strikeouts compared to 17 walks given up.
Miller joins a huge laundry list of injuries with the Red Sox. In the group of pitchers just recently, Clay Buchholz was also put on the 15-day disabled list and Matt Barnes is considered day-to-day.