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Hardened by struggles, Andrew Miller emerges as postseason force

About 28 hours after David Ross had lauded Andrew Miller the day before Game One of the World Series, the former Red Sox catcher found himself in the most unenviable of spots: trying to hit Miller, the game on the line. And here was the main problem for Ross: It was Miller's performance in situations just like this that he had singled out for praise the previous day. (Providence Journal)

How Andrew Miller became the most important reliever in baseball

"Don't get me started on Andrew Miller," said Fox baseball analyst Alex Rodriguez, who played with Miller on the Yankees this season. "Phenomenal person. Phenomenal pitcher. I know it sounds really cliché, but he's the guy who stuck with it, turned it around, believed when maybe no one else did. It's remarkable." (ESPN.com)

Andrew Miller Has The Stuff To Get Out Of Trouble

Cleveland starting pitcher Corey Kluber was 88 pitches deep after he gave up a leadoff single to Ben Zobrist in the seventh inning of Game 1 Tuesday. He could have seen a couple more batters, but Terry Francona planned ahead, and pulled him for Andrew Miller, the shaggy scarecrow who hadn’t allowed a run since Sept. 7. (Deadspin)

Andrew Miller: Inside his journey to a new type of October dominance

They pump their fists, they cross their wrists to form the letter X. But few have ever played the reliever role in the way of Andrew Miller. “My shtick is that I’m trying to be as boring as possible and focus on getting outs,” he says. After some contemplation, he admits to one eccentricity: “I don’t wash my jock strap until after I have a bad game.” (Sports Illustrated)

Andrew Miller: Living the Dream

Andrew Miller: After my Indians teammates and I punched our ticket to the World Series last Wednesday, celebrated together in the visitor’s clubhouse in Toronto and flew back home to Cleveland, it was another two nights before my sleep routine returned to normal. I kept wanting to wake up to make sure this whole thing wasn’t a dream — that this was real life. (The Players' Tribune)

Video: Andrew Miller - Indians ALCS MVP, UNC 2006 National Player of The Year

Andrew Miller has been practically unhittable in the postseason for the Cleveland Indians, which garnered MVP honors in the ALCS. But before his MLB stardom, Miller was National Player of the Year in 2006 for UNC. Check out some of his best collegiate highlights. View Video...

Can Andrew Miller tame the Cubs offense?

On the eve of the World Series, this is another way of asking whether Andrew Miller can be the difference -maker Kershaw wasn’t. True, these are two different pitchers with different mechanics and different weapons. One is a starter, the other a reliever. We got that. (USA Today)

Kyle Seager was quietly dominant for Mariners in 2016

While Robinson Cano will garner votes among the top MVP Award candidates in the American League, and Nelson Cruz drew considerable recognition again as one of baseball's top sluggers, Kyle Seager quietly went about putting together one of the best seasons in baseball in 2016. (MLB.com)

So You Want to Beat Andrew Miller: A Walkthrough

To “beat” Andrew Miller, two criteria must be fulfilled: score at least one (1) run while Andrew Miller is standing on the pitching rubber, and also either go on to beat Andrew Miller’s team, or at the very least, get him to record a blown save. (FanGraphs)

Andrew Miller named ALCS MVP for Cleveland Indians, but says he doesn't deserve it

Andrew Miller was named MVP of the American League Championship Series, but he said he didn't deserve the award. The Indians advanced to the World Series on Wednesday with a 3-0 victory over Toronto in Game 5 of the ALCS. Miller helped secure the win with 2 2/3 scoreless innings, which was not surprising. (Cleveland.com)

Andrew Miller on the Evolution of his Slider

If you didn’t already know that Andrew Miller has a great slider, you do now. The lanky left-hander has been dominating the postseason. He’s also been garnering plenty of media attention, including here at FanGraphs. (FanGraphs)

Andrew Miller wins well-deserved ALCS MVP

The Cleveland Indians won Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, and afterward reliever Andrew Miller was named the series' Most Valuable Player. He delivered each time out. All told, Miller worked 7 2/3 innings, striking out 14 batters and allowing zero runs on three hits and no walks. (CBS Sports)

Indians' Andrew Miller has become postseason weapon unlike anything we've seen

On July 31, the day before the trade deadline, the Indians traded four prospects to the Yankees for ace reliever Andrew Miller. They paid an extraordinary price -- two top 100 prospects and two others -- but Miller is a difference-maker, someone who's value increases in the postseason thanks to the built-in off-days. (CBS Sports)

October surprise: Andrew Miller becomes a household name

Andrew Miller made his last major league start in 2011, but he’s still asked on occasion if he has an itch to try again. Two or three years ago, he might have responded with a “maybe” and a wistful smile. But Miller is 31 years old now, and exceedingly good at his job, and he’s smart enough to understand the danger in tempting fate. (ESPN.com)

Andrew Miller has been out-of-this-world good for the Indians in the postseason

Andrew Miller, the former Yankee reliever, has been spectacular this October, throwing 7-2/3 scoreless innings in four appearances. The lefty has held opponents to a .120 average and a .379 OPS, striking out 17 and walking only two. It's enough to make Pedro Martinez, who knows a thing or two about pitching, gush about Miller on Twitter. (New York Daily News)

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