Wade Miley

Saturday’s Red Sox-Rays matchups: Wade Miley vs. Matt Andriese

June 27, 2015 - 4:13 am

In the second game of a weekend series with the Rays, the Red Sox will send Wade Miley to the mound to face Matt Andriese.

In 14 starts this season, Miley has worked to a record of 7-6 and a 4.50 ERA. He doesn't have eye-popping stats, but Miley has for the most part been very solid amidst the up-and-down Red Sox rotation.

In eight starts since May 13, Miley is 6-2 with a 3.10 ERA. In the two losses, Miley has allowed five runs each. However, in each of the other six starts, he has allowed two runs or fewer.

Miley'€™s last start was one of his better ones this season. On Sunday in Kansas City, the left-hander tossed six scoreless innings. He allowed five hits and walked three but escaped any damage in a 13-2 rout of the Royals. He struck out two and was able to induce 10 ground balls.

"The offense got some runs early and often and kept scoring the whole game," Miley said following the victory. "It makes it a lot easier to just go out there and try to throw strikes."

In three career starts against the Rays, Miley has been very good. He owns a 3-0 record and 0.47 ERA across 19 innings pitched. His WHIP in those outings is 1.105.

Miley'€™s opponent will be the 25-year-old right-hander Andriese, who boasts a record of 2-2 to go along with a 3.79 ERA. Andriese has made 10 appearances this season, five of which have been starts.

Andriese took the loss his last time out on Monday against the Blue Jays. He lasted 5 1/3 innings and gave up four runs on five hits. He struck out two hitters and didn't walk anyone. He was done in by the long ball, allowing three homers on the day.

"Lot of hitting going on tonight," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "We came up on the short end, obviously. I thought Matt Andriese, he threw the ball well, he just couldn't avoid those home runs."

Andriese, a rookie, has alternately pitched as both a starter and reliever this season, recording two saves in the process. Before his last start against the Jays, Andriese had been very solid in both roles. In his six previous outings dating back to April 24, he had amassed a 2.01 ERA. He started two of those contests and pitched in relief in four.

Since making his major league debut April 10 against the Marlins, Andriese has yet to face the Red Sox. Four of his 10 appearances have come against the Blue Jays.

Red Sox vs. Andriese (RHP)

No Red Sox hitters have faced Andriese.

Rays vs. Miley (LHP)

Logan Forsythe (12 plate appearances): .300 AVG/.333 OBP/.600 SLG, 1 home run, 3 RBIs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts

Evan Longoria (9): .143/.333/.571, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts

David DeJesus (8): .143/.250/.143, 2 strikeouts

Rene Rivera (8): .500/.500/.625, 1 double, 1 RBIs

Asdrubal Cabrera is 0-for-6 with 2 strikeouts against Miley.

Brandon Guyer (3): .333/.333/.333

Steven Souza is 0-for-2 with a walk against Miley.

No other Rays have faced Miley.