Reds fans traveling to Nationals Park for Saturday’s 18-3 loss will likely have some powerful nightmares about Trea Turner and Michael A. Taylor.
The two young Nationals sluggers were major contributors in Washington’s Cheap Jerseys In The US lopsided win. Turner reached base in all six of his at bats, collecting five hits with four runs scored, two RBIs and a walk. Taylor went 4 for 5 with four runs scored, two home runs and three RBIs.
Bradley has the talent to serve as Arizona’s closer, but may be better off using him in a role similar to what Miller currently has in Cleveland. Indians’ manager Terry Francona uses Miller in more of a “fireman” role, bringing in the lefty to get outs at the most important time of the game, whether it be in the fifth inning or the eighth. Bradley has been used the same way.
Bradley and Miller’s stuff on the mound is also similar. Bradley is averaging 96.4 miles per hour on his fastball as a reliever in 2017, after hovering around 92 mph as a starter. Miller’s fastball sat at 90-92 mph as a starter before climbing to an average of 94 mph as a reliever.
Miller and Bradley also each boast devastating sliders, which have become more effective in the wake of their increased fastball velocity.
Miller has much more of a track record than Bradley, but the similarities are obvious. Both were failed starters who gained velocity and lowered their walk rates en route Cheap Jerseys Mastercard to becoming more effective as relievers.