Wade Miley

Wade Miley on dugout confrontation: 'I handled it terribly ... I lost my mind'

John Tomase
June 12, 2015 - 2:53 pm

Wade Miley has regrets. The Red Sox left-hander acknowledged before Friday's game against the Blue Jays that he reacted poorly in the heat of the moment during a dugout confrontation with manager John Farrell in a 6-5 loss to the Orioles. "I feel like I lost my mind," Miley said. "I lost my mind last night. Like I said, the emotions ran wild. I did something I shouldn'€™t have done. That'€™s it." Added Miley: "I handled it terribly. Bad way to handle it." Miley yelled and pointed at Farrell after the fourth inning. He had already allowed five runs on nine hits, including three homers, and his night was done. According to a clubhouse source, Miley wasn't incensed just at being lifted from the game, but at the fact that Farrell had a reliever warming at the start of the fourth inning, which Miley took as a sign that Farrell didn't believe in him. Miley wouldn't address the particulars on Friday. "I let my emotions get the best of me," he said. "In the heat of battle I did something I kind of shouldn't have done. Me and John discussed it, squash it, and move on. Look forward to my next outing." Miley made clear the issue was his, not Farrell's. "Me and John have never had a problem," Miley said. "It'€™s on me. I made a mistake last night and did something that I'€™m trying to move past." Miley also said he doesn't believe Farrell has lost the clubhouse. "I think he'€™s doing everything he can to get us going,  trying to make the right moves for us to have the best success possible," he said. "We'€™re not holding up on our end of the bargain." Miley is 5-6 with a 5.07 ERA.