Brewers remove Miley after one batter against Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wade Miley's day was very short against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series on Wednesday.
Miley walked left-handed hitting Cody Bellinger to start game five and was immediately removed by Brewers manager Craig Counsell midweek.
The 2012 MLB All-Star was replaced by reliever Brandon Woodruff for the Brewers, who reportedly always planned to withdraw Miley early with the NLCS tied at 2-2.
Milwaukee plan to stay Miley in game six, according to reports.
The Dodgers started six right-handed hitters to oppose Miley in game five – Joc Pederson and Yasmani Grandal were left out of the line-up by Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts.
Woodruff gave up one base runner after Miley was removed but escaped the inning without allowing a run.
Miley is the second pitcher in postseason history to start a game and face one batter. Johnny Cueto also did so in game one of the 2012 NLDS.