It’s just one game, it’s a super small sample size, yeah yeah yeah. I get all that. But when Dellin Betances is scuffling and people are ready to hit the panic button on him, you couldn’t have had a better Yankee debut than Andrew Miller did last night.
10 pitches, 8 strikes, 2 groundouts, a swinging strikeout, 1-2-3, ballgame over, Yankees win. He was firing some mean looking mid-90s fastballs, he snapped off a few nice sliders, and he looked very much like the pitcher he was last year. If Joe really is planning to use both he and Betances as co-closers to start the year, Miller definitely made the better first impression in terms of handling the role.
Welcome to New York, Andrew. Good to have you here.