Andrew Miller has been a pleasant surprise for the Red Sox this season. However, Boston is now holding its breath as it awaits word on the hard-throwing lefty’s injury status.
Miller replaced Ryan Dempster in the seventh inning of Saturday’s game and faced one batter before going down with an injury. John Farrell said after the game that Miller suffered a foot injury and was undergoing X-Rays at a nearby hospital, but that was the only information available.
Miller came in to pitch with one out in the seventh. He threw a wild pitch with J.B. Shuck at the plate, which allowed Chris Iannetta to take second base. Shuck then singled into center field, at which point Miller sprang off the mound and headed toward home to back up a potential play at the plate. Miller stumbled to the ground in pain, though, and he grabbed near his ankle/foot.
Miller was eventually helped off the field by Farrell and the team’s trainer, and it looked as if the pitcher couldn’t put any weight on his left foot. Farrell said that more information will be available Sunday.