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Miles Mikolas | Starting Pitcher | #39

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nova Southeastern
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Miles Mikolas allowed four earned runs over five innings Monday in a no-decision against the Phillies.
It was one bad inning that sunk Mikolas again on Monday, and this time it was the bottom of the first. He gave up a leadoff single to Cesar Hernandez, issued a walk to Rhys Hoskins, and then served up a three-run homer to Odubel Herrera. Carlos Santana followed with a single and was eventually driven in by Andrew Knapp as the Phillies batted around in the opening frame. Mikolas settled in from there, but the damage was done. He'll try to avoid a similar hiccup in his next start on the road against the Brewers. Jun 18 - 11:01 PM

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One bad inning did in Miles Mikolas on Tuesday, as he was charged with three runs over six innings in the Cardinals’ loss to the Padres.

Eric Hosmer led off the fourth inning with a solo home run and the Padres managed four straight two-out singles to push across two more runs in the frame. Mikolas surrendered just one single and no walks over his other five frames and struck out five on the night. He’s now lost two of his last three decisions even though he’s pitched well in both of those outings. Mikolas faces the Phillies and Brewers on the road next week.
Jun 12 - 11:06 PM

Miles Mikolas limited the Marlins to an unearned run and three hits over seven innings to earn a win Thursday.

Mikolas' line in 12 starts this year looks no different from what he was doing in Japan; he's 7-1 with a 2.27 ERA. He's walked a total of nine batters in 79 1/3 innings. Up next for the 29-year-old right-hander is another favorable matchup at home against the Padres.
Jun 7 - 4:27 PM

Miles Mikolas absorbed a tough loss to the Pirates while allowing just two runs (one earned) in six innings on Friday.

He gave up a run on a sacrifice fly in the third inning, with the second run coming on a Francisco Cervelli triple in the fifth. He yielded six hits and one walk while striking out one batter in the quality start. The loss was his first of the season against six wins. He has an excellent 2.49 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 11 starts. He has an attractive matchup with the Marlins coming up next.
Jun 2 - 1:31 AM

Miles Mikolas allowed four runs over six innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

Mikolas yielded five hits and a walk while striking out five, and he exited in line for his first loss of the year. The Cardinals' bats came alive in the eighth inning, though, letting Mikolas off the hook and keeping his record at a perfect 6-0 through 10 starts. The right-hander has been one of the biggest and, for the Cardinals, most pleasant surprises through the season's first two months, posting a 2.58 ERA and 0.98 WHIP across 66 1/3 innings of work. Advanced metrics support the legitimacy of his success -- or at least most of his success, given that a 2.58 ERA might be unsustainable -- so fantasy owners shouldn't worry about jumping ship or selling high at the first sign of trouble, either. He'll try to keep that record clean Friday when the Cards and Bucs meet again in St. Louis.
May 27 - 4:54 PM

Miles Mikolas threw his first MLB shutout, tallying nine strikeouts against just one walk, in the Cardinals' 5-0 win over the Royals on Monday.

It was also the first-ever complete game at the MLB level for Mikolas, who is 6-0 with a brilliant 2.24 ERA and 46/6 K/BB ratio in 60 1/3 innings this season. The former member of the Padres and Rangers signed a two-year, $15.5 million free agent contract with St. Louis this winter after spending three years in Japan. He clearly figured something out overseas.
May 21 - 10:50 PM

Miles Mikolas yielded only two runs but lasted just 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Cardinals' 7-5 win over the Twins.

It’s the shortest outing of the season so far for Mikolas, who hadn’t gone less than 6 1/3 frames in any of his last six starts. He was hit with a comebacker in the game but stayed in, although perhaps it was affecting him. Mikolas had thrown 85 pitches over his 4 2/3 frames. The right-hander will have two starts next week, at home against the Royals and on the road in Pittsburgh.
May 16 - 5:24 PM

Miles Mikolas allowed one run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings in Thursday's win over the Padres.

Mikolas struck out four and walked one on the evening. He almost snuck through seven scoreless frames, but a solo home run by Raffy Lopez with two outs in the seventh brought the dream to an end. In his first two starts of the year, Mikolas surrendered eight earned runs. He's given up just five runs over his next five outings and will try to stay hot when he brings his 2.51 ERA and 0.96 WHIP into a road date with the Twins next time out.
May 11 - 12:52 AM

Miles Mikolas blanked the Cubs for seven innings on Friday to improve to 4-0 this year.

Some teams have to be kicking themselves for not bettering the Cardinals' two-year, $15.5 million offer to Mikolas after all of the success he experienced in Japan. He has a 2.70 ERA at the moment, and the stuff is there to make him a pretty good bet going forward.
May 5 - 12:10 AM

Miles Mikolas yielded two runs over seven innings Friday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

Mikolas held the Pirates scoreless until Gregory Polanco took him deep in the sixth. Greg Holland blew the lead in the ninth inning, but that doesn’t diminish what was another impressive outing. Mikolas allowed six and struck out seven while walking none. He now has a stingy 27/2 K/BB ratio in 33 innings to go along with a 3.27 ERA through five starts. With his interesting arsenal and an ability to pound the strike zone, Mikolas should be owned in most fantasy leagues at this point.
Apr 27 - 11:33 PM

Miles Mikolas allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits over seven innings in a win over the Reds on Sunday.

Mikolas was sharp all afternoon, with only a stumble in the top of the sixth inning -- started by a throwing error that allowed the leadoff hitter to reach -- allowing the Reds on the board. He didn't issue a walk -- he's walked just two in 26 innings of work -- and struck out six to improve to 3-0 on the young season. Spring struggles turned out to be just that, and the 29-year-old will carry a 3.46 ERA and 1.00 WHIP into a matchup with the division-rival Pirates on Saturday.
Apr 22 - 5:16 PM

Miles Mikolas turned in seven innings of one-run baseball to beat the Reds on Saturday.

He struck out four, walked two and yielded four base hits. The only mark against him was a solo dinger by catcher Tucker Barnhart in the fifth inning. It was an efficient outing for Mikolas, who needed just 83 pitches to get 21 outs. He moves to 2-0 with a 4.26 ERA through three starts. He will face the Reds again on Friday.
Apr 14 - 4:38 PM

Miles Mikolas surrendered four earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Brewers.

Mikolas struck out five and didn't issue a walk, looking sharp at times, but the Brewers capitalized on his misses for eight hits -- including three doubles. Mikolas will carry a 6.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Reds. He hasn't walked a batter and has tallied 10 strikeouts through 12 innings this season.
Apr 9 - 11:00 PM

Miles Mikolas earned a win in his Cardinals debut after allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings and hitting a two-run homer against the Brewers.

Mikolas gave up three homers in this one, but he limited the damage by walking none and striking out five. He would have gotten through six, but he committed an error that extended the inning. Fortunately, Bud Norris was able to strand both baserunners after taking over for him. Mikolas's homer off Zach Davies will probably be the bigger story than his pitching. It came in just his fifth major league at-bat.
Apr 2 - 5:35 PM

Miles Mikolas tossed three shutout innings Tuesday in an exhibition appearance against the Blue Jays.

Mikolas struck out six of the 10 batters he faced, showing mid-90s velocity on his fastball and a wicked curve. The 29-year-old right-hander got off to a concerning start this spring in Cardinals camp, but he's rounding into form at the perfect time. Mikolas inked a two-year, $15.5 million deal with St. Louis in December after registering a 2.18 ERA over three seasons (424 2/3 innings, 62 starts) in Japan.
Mar 27 - 9:19 PM

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