Dodgers: Which second tier starters make sense for the Dodgers?

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 16: Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Chicago Cubs delivers the ball in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on September 16, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 16: Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Chicago Cubs delivers the ball in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on September 16, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 26: Wade Miley #20 of the Houston Astros pitches in the second inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on September 26, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

Wade Miley

After nearly pitching to an ERA of six with the Baltimore Orioles in 2017, Wade Miley has revived his career over the last two seasons with the Brewers and Astros.  After pitching to an ERA of 2.57 with the Brewers, Miley jumped over to the American League and proved it was no fluke as he posted a solid ERA of 3.98 which for the AL is not bad at all.

Miley had a very solid season that was tarnished by a horrendous September.  Wade fell apart in September allowing an ERA over 16.00 in the final month of the season.  Aside from March where he made just one start, Wade Miley posted an ERA of 3.76 or less in every other month except September.  He could come on a one year deal and be a solid fill-in for Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Postseason wise, Miley has most of his playoff experience with the Brewers in 2018.  He made four abbreviated starts and pitched to an ERA of 1.23.  He started two games against the Dodgers but only faced one batter in one of those starts.  In the other start against LA, Miley allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings.  Wade Miley would be another innings-eater who could help get the Dodgers to the postseason before giving way to Dustin May or Julio Urias.

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