Andrew Miller was the the Tar Heels ace in 2006, helping to lead UNC to the finals of the College World Series. After his illustrious college career he was drafted 6th overall in the MLB draft by the Detroit Tigers. He played some relief in August and September, but was left off the playoff roster.
On Friday, Miller will get his first chance at staring for the Majors. He has been called up from AA Erie and placed into the starting rotation while Jeremy Bonderman has been placed on the DL. He gets his first start in interleague play, as Detroit plays the St. Louis Cardinals in a rematch of the 2006 World Series. Go Tigers!