Right when it appeared Kevin Millwood would finally pitch to the level of his contract, bad stuff has begun to happen. The Rangers ace has quite simply run out of gas.
Since the All Star Break Kevin Millwood has pitched awful, with a 5.32 ERA and just two wins in nine starts. Before the break he was 9-8 and had an ERA of 3.46. He has just two wins in two months. It may only be luck Millwood managed to keep his ERA down earlier this season.
Perhaps the reason his stats are skewed is because of his ability to get out of jams. Hitters bat .274 against him with empty bases. When the bases are loaded, the average drops to .071. He's not bad with runners in scoring position (.224 batting average against) either.
Before the break Millwood went at least seven inn ...
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Article written by Ryan Metcalf