Former Brownwood Lion Shelby Miller will attempt to keep his flawless Major League Baseball record intact later tonight.
In two career starts — one in the 2012 regular season finale and the second this past Saturday at defending world champion San Francisco — Miller owns a 2-0 record.
The right-hander will seek his third career victory, and second of the season, at 7:15 p.m. at Busch Stadium when the St. Louis Cardinals host the Milwaukee Brewers.
In Saturday’s victory at San Francisco, Miller worked 5.1 innings and threw 95 pitches, allowing two runs on four hits with four strikeouts and four walks, to secure the victory in the Cardinals’ 6-3 win over the San Francisco Giants.
Miller, who was announced as the Cardinals’ fifth starter in the rotation during spring training, recorded the first start of his Major League Baseball career in the final game of the 2012 campaign. Miller pitched six innings and surrendered just one hit while striking out seven batters and walking only two in St. Louis’ 1-0 victory over the National League Central champion Cincinnati Reds.
The Cardinals head into tonight’s game with a 5-4 record, tied for first in the NL Central with Cincinnati. Milwaukee is 2-6.