Andrew Miller, the lanky reliever acquired by the Cleveland Indians at the trade deadline to anchor their bullpen for a deep run into the playoffs, is a cyborg. His slider is unhittable, especially against left-handers, since the baseball careens away from them like it’s on a string and has been violently yanked to the other side of the plate. Since landing in Cleveland, he has posted a 1.55 ERA to go along with 0.55 WHIP, and has he’s dominated in virtually every situation he’s been placed in, whether entering in the seventh inning or the bottom of the ninth.
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Miller has been one of the most elite relievers in the game since 2012, when he made the transition from starter to the bullpen. And though many things make him fearsome on the mound (his height, his velocity, etc.), one constant has fueled his domination from the get-go—PB&J and a cup of Joe.
Miller usually stays in the Indians’ dugout until the third inning, then makes the trek to the bullpen with his fellow relievers. Before he does that, though, he makes himself a quick peanut butter and jelly sandwich, then slugs down a cup of coffee, according to ESPN, taking in the fuel that will get him through the rest of the game.
So, really, you and I are just like Miller, except we don’t have an arsenal of pitches no one can hit or similar beard-growing ability.