Craig Counsell has announced that Wade Miley is the scheduled starter for Sunday’s game 3 in Colorado on Sunday for the Brewers, as reported by Adam McCalvy. But that comes with a caveat, per The Brewer Nation...Miley is available out of the bullpen today:
Wade Miley will start Game 3 in Denver if he's not needed today.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) October 5, 2018
Counsell just said Wade Miley is tentatively scheduled to start Game 3 but he's also available out of the bullpen today so ultimately today's game will determine things.— The Brewer Nation (@BrewerNation) October 5, 2018
Miley’s cutter makes him a potentially better option than Gio Gonzalez against a Rockies lineup that hits lefties better than righties, and hits at Coors Field considerably better than on the road.
Miley’s season was marred early on by injuries - one at the end of spring training (hamstring), and one shortly after he came back (oblique), that limited him to sixteen starts. Miley ended up 5-2 with a fine ERA of 2.57. His FIP came in a run higher at 3.59, and his WHIP was 1.215.
One suspects that Freddy Peralta will be ready to go early at Coors Field to follow Wade's start. I’ll feel a lot better if Miley is going out there with the Brewers up 2-0 in the series.