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Wade Miley Pulled vs A's After Worst Start to a Game You'll Ever See

HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 05: Wade Miley #20 of the Houston Astros leaves the game in the first inning after giving up four runsnto the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on September 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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There's bad, there's really bad, and then there's Wade-Miley-in-his-last-two-starts bad.

The veteran lefty starter for the Houston Astros took the mound hoping to recover from his last outing against the Mariners where he gave up five runs in the first inning without recording an out before getting pulled by AJ Hinch.

This time, things were somehow even worse for Miley against the Oakland A's.

Just read that last sentence over again. In his last two full starts, he's recorded a single out. He hasn't made it out of the first inning in his last two starts. His ERA is 327.27 over those two outings.

For Astros fans, this must be really weird to see after watching Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke pitch a couple of quality outings.

After being a solid No. 4 starter for the Astros, Miley has fallen off the side of a cliff with his last two outings. This has to be worrisome for Hinch, who's been dealing with a myriad of issues at the fifth spot in the rotation as well, and has counted on Miley to be a rock after his top three starters.

Unless Miley gets rid of the yips and shapes up in his next couple of starts, he seriously may not be pitching regularly for the Astros come playoff time.