MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Miller pitched the top of the eight inning for the Red Sox on Friday night and was in the dugout looking to grab a piece of gum.
“I heard this whistling noise behind me,” he said. “Then it happened.”
What happened was that teammate Jarrod Saltalamacchia had fouled a ball into the Red Sox dugout. It struck a padded wall and ricocheted off Miller’s forehead.
“I was like, ‘What just happened?’ But I was OK,” Miller said.
Miller stayed in the game and got two outs in the ninth before coming out of the game. He came away without a scratch.
Miller is 6-foot-8. This was one time his height worked against him.
“I couldn’t duck,” he said.