Miles making mark on pitching history

Miles making mark on pitching history

ST. LOUIS -- Aaron Miles is closing in on some history.

With Miles' fifth pitching appearance on Tuesday, he moved further up the ladder for games pitched by non-pitchers. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that's the second-highest total in the past 40 years, behind only Vance Law, who pitched eight innings over seven games.

Miles has a total of five innings in his five appearances, allowing two runs on five hits for a 3.60 ERA. He has never struck out or walked a batter.

According to Baseball-Reference.com, the only other non-pitcher who never started a game and has as many pitching appearances since 1900 is Eddie Lake, who pitched 19 1/3 innings over six games for the 1944 Red Sox.