Miles Mikolas will make his Texas Rangers debut tonight against the Baltimore Orioles. He’ll be the 11th different starting pitcher (24th different pitcher overall) the Rangers have used this season. It is the most different starting pitchers used in the American League. The Colorado Rockies have used 12 different starting pitchers.
It really comes as no surprise that the Rangers have recalled Mikolas after Joe Saunders had another awful outing. It will be up to Mikolas tonight to stop another Rangers losing streak, which currently sits at 3-games (lost last 7 road games).
This is the second time that Miles Mikolas has been with the Texas Rangers this year. He was called up back on May 14 and placed in the bullpen, but he didn’t appear in a game. On May 17 he was optioned back to the Round Rock Express.
A little bit about Miles Mikolas:
- Throws: Right-handed
- Height: 6’5″
- Weight: 220 pounds
- Age: 25
- Drafted: San Diego Padres (7th round 2009 amateur draft)
- MLB Debut: May 5, 2012
- Fastball average 93.1 MPH. Range is usually 92-95 MPH. Said to be flat.
- Curveball average 75 MPH. He uses it a lot.
- He has a 50.9% ground ball rate.
Miles Mikolas: a recently-converted guy with a decent K rate and improving BB rate in AAA. Was acquired for Chris McGuiness back in December
— Robert Pike (@Bob_Pike) July 1, 2014
2014 Minor League stats:
- 16 games/6 starts (44.2 innings)
- 5-1 record
- 3.22 ERA
- 38 strikeouts
- 3 walks
- 2.83 opponents batting average
Watch: Miles Mikolas’ MLB debut – 05/06/12
Tonight’s Texas Rangers game against the Baltimore Orioles is at 6:05 pm CT.