LHP Brad Mills mows down Tacoma

Well, the real Brad Mills has finally arrived and got his first win of the season for Las Vegas in AAA. The highly touted prospect threw 7 very strong innings today, allowing only 4 hits to go along with his 11 strike outs. He walked none, did not allow a run, and threw 74 of his 110 pitches for strikes. Brad needed one of these to get his confidence back into form after starting the season 0-7. Tacoma is no easy opponent either, with great hitters such as Michael Saunders, Mike Carp, Chris Shelton, Brian LaHair, Chris Woodward, and Mike Morse, all of whom were struck out at least once by Mills. The 11 Ks were the highest this season for Mills, with his previous high being 9. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come from the 24 year old, because the Jays may need the help fairly soon.

Bullington came on in relief for the 2 inning save, striking out 3 along the way. Jason Lane supported Mills offensively with 2 doubles, while Buck Coats scored 2 runs and stole a base, going 1 for 4 on the day.

1 comment:

  1. When I looked at Brad's LV stats I was kind of surprised that he didn't have any wins, but then I remembered that the Pacific League is a notorious hitter's league. Even so, it's good to see he's getting lots of experience (albeit not very many wins). I hope we get a chance to see him pitch with the Jays some time this year!