Shelby Miller debuts for the Cardinals

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The Cardinals lost, but Cardinals fans got to see some of the future in yesterday’s game against the Mets. That future is Shelby Miller, the team’s top pitching prospect who made his major league debut in relief.

Miller tossed two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out four. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Miller will be a bullpen arm for Mike Matheny down the stretch, but with his early season struggles in the past and his obvious talent on display yesterday, it won’t be long before he’s a rotation fixture for the Cards.

Enrique Hernandez apologizes for saying Dodgers fans had no energy last night

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The Los Angeles Dodgers has a pretty flat Game 3 in the NLCS, striking out 14 times and losing 4-0 to fall into a 1-2 hole in the best-of-seven series.

After the game, Enrique Hernandez called out the fans at Dodger Stadium, saying Game 3 didn’t “feel like a playoff game” because of a lack of energy. A lack of energy from both the teams and the fans:

“We had no energy. The stadium had no energy. The fans had no energy. Overall, it was a pretty bad game for everybody who calls themselves Dodgers.”

Hernandez, a fan favorite and a bright guy, is likely aware that there’s no winning when a player calls out his own fan base, so after he had a night to sleep on it, he decided to clarify and apologize for his comments.

First a joke:

Then a more thorough statement:

As these things tend to go, if the Dodgers win tonight, all will be forgotten. If they don’t, well, it’ll likely still be mostly forgotten because Dodgers fans aren’t likely to be anywhere near as upset with Hernandez as they are with the team as a whole.

Still, the sentiments will likely be appreciated.