Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wade Miley suffered a left wrist contusion after being hit by back-to-back line drives Friday night.
Baltimore Orioles left-handed pitcher Wade Miley suffered a left wrist injury Friday night against the Chicago White Sox after being struck by back-to-back liners, per ESPN.
The first liner came off the bat of White Sox’s Jose Abreu and ricocheted of Miley’s left wrist. Miley remained in the game to face the next batter Avisial Garcia only to take yet another liner off his rear. Miley would not see another batter after that, as he had to leave the game in the first inning.
The Baltimore Orioles would go on to win Friday’s game 4-2 as Gabriel Ynoa would pitch a beautiful six innings, allowing no runs, six hits, five punch outs, and no walks.
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The seriousness of the matter
Miley got taken out with what the O’s labeled as a left wrist contusion. CSN clocked the exit velocities as 103 MPH for Abreu’s and 102 for Garcia. Those numbers are pretty scary considering that one of them was 103 MPH and off his throwing wrist.
Also, Joe Wedra of Camden Chat commented on the matter by saying “Gabriel Ynoa would pick up the game, making it two out of three nights in which the Orioles would need an unexpected long-man.”
The slew of Orioles injuries may potentially wear down the Orioles bullpen in the coming days. Another problem, this brings is that Wade Miley has been one of the Orioles best starters in 2017. The southpaw leads the team in strikeouts, second in innings pitched, second best ERA among Orioles’ starters and owns the second most quality starts. So, losing him for an extensive period could be detrimental for The Orioles.
How long will Wade Miley be out?
The worst thing about this injury is that the line drive was off his throwing hand. If it had been on his non-throwing hand, there really would be no care. When Miley was asked about the severity of the injury, he said, “I kind of wanted to stay out there, but I guess they were kind of nervous about how many more were going to come my way”. “I think I’m fine.” So coming from the pitcher himself, he thinks he is fine.
Despite Miley stating he’s OK, these words aren’t coming from the trainer. Therefore, this is not exactly a very logical thought and is something to monitor going into next week.
In the coming days, we will see how long he is out for, as he might not be out at all. Remember, for the latest Orioles injuries, stay updated with The Baltimore Wire as we continue to follow Miley’s injury.