Cardinals’ Miller exits after two pitches

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Updated: August 7, 2013

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller
left Wednesday’s start against the Dodgers in the first inning after being hit
in the right elbow by a liner off the bat of Los Angeles left fielder Carl
Crawford.

Crawford scorched Miller’s second offering right back up the middle, and as
the right-hander tried to avoid the line drive, it caught him flush on his
pitching elbow.

Crawford cruised into second as the ball trickled into the outfield, while
Miller remained near the mound in obvious pain.

After meeting with the training staff, Miller was removed from the contest.
Michael Blazek took over on the mound for the Cardinals.

St. Louis said later in the game that Miller was removed with a right elbow
contusion.

Miller entered Wednesday’s contest with an 11-7 record and a 2.89 earned run
average through 21 starts this season.