This video shows why Indians’ Andrew Miller’s slider is unhittable

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Andrew Miller had some nasty sliders Friday night against the Blue Jays, striking out five of the six batters he faced in Cleveland’s 2-0 win.And all five of those strikeouts looked almost identical. See for yourself: Dwight Gooden Jersey How can the Indians reliever throwthe same pitch again and again, in almost the same location, and make talented hitters look so feeble? Oh, and they know Miller is going to throwthe slider, too, as he did on about 60 percent of his pitches this year.MORE: Why the Blue Jays should be worried nowThe answer might be in the spin rate. Statcast shows Miller’s slider hitting more than 2,700 rpm in ALCS Game 1, versus his season average of 2,591 rpm. It might not sound like much of a difference but several Blue Jays might beg to differ.»He’s tough, man,» Indians catcherRoberto Perez said after the game, via «When he throws that slider, especially when he’s throwing 97 [mph with his fastball], it’s tough. He’ Lenny Dykstra Jersey s got a funky delivery, too, so it makes it tough on hitters.»MORE: Indians’ Lindor is the shortstop baseball neededMiller finished the season 123 strikeouts in 74 1/3 innings between the Yankees and Indians. His 0.686 WHIP is scary, and he typically joins Aroldis Chapman, Zach Britton, Kenley Jansen andWade Davisin leading discu sions of the best reliever in baseball.The 6-7 left-hander has one pitch that separates him from even that powerful field, though. The Blue Jays had better figure it out quickly.

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