SEATTLE – Brad Miller vows not to think when he plays. He isn’t good at it, he says.
The last week, then, must have produced as few in-game thoughts as possible.
In his last six games, Miller, converted two weeks ago from an everyday shortstop to a utility player, is hitting .429 (9-for-21) with four home runs, five RBI, three doubles and three walks.
He’s homered three times in the Mariners’ last two games, including a solo shot over the right field fence with one out in the fifth inning of Seattle’s 5-0 victory on Sunday over the Boston Red Sox.
And he’s raised his season batting average from .225 on May 10 – the day before this hot streak began – to a far more encouraging .264.
“I think the biggest thing is just try to treat each opportunity as a new one and go out there and play, and really not try to read too much into where I’m hitting in the order or where I’m playing – just kind of go out there and go after it,” said Miller, who batted in the leadoff spot on Sunday for the first time this season. Read more »