Wade Miley: Keeping Ball Down Is Key To Success At Fenway Park (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have of the most unique ballparks in Major League Baseball, so forgive Wade Miley if pitching at Fenway Park took some getting used to.

It appears he’s settled in just fine, though.

The Red Sox left-hander put together another solid outing at home Friday, allowing two runs over 7 1/3 innings in Boston’s 4-2 win over the Oakland Athletics.

Miley now has allowed three runs or less in his last four home starts, three of which resulted in Red Sox wins. So what’s been his key to success? Doing what he always does: working quickly and inducing groundouts to avoid opponents taking advantage of the Green Monster looming just over 300 feet away from home plate.

“I just try to keep the ball on the ground,” Miley told NESN’s Tom Caron before Saturday’s game against Oakland. “That’s really what I try to do every time out. Obviously the big wall is out there, and it’s closer than most ballparks, but if you keep (the ball) on the ground, you shouldn’t have to worry about it as much.”

Hear more from Miley’s interview with Caron in the video above.

Thumbnail photo via Charles Krupa/Associated Press

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