Former UNC pitcher Andrew Miller, the man who played a huge role in getting the Cleveland Indians to the World Series in 2016, will watch the rest of the 2017 MLB Playoffs from home.
The New York Yankees eliminated the Indians on Wednesday night with a 5-2 Game Five victory. The win was the Yankees' third in a row after the Indians started the series with a 2-0 lead. Miller pitched two innings in the loss, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out five.
Miller finished the 2017 postseason with five innings pitched, eight strikeouts and a 1.80 ERA. In Game Three, he allowed the only run of the game, a seventh-inning home run, and took the loss. However, Miller had a strong regular season, pitching to a 1.44 ERA in 62.2 innings while striking out 95 batters.
On the gridiron, Mitchell Trubisky, UNC's starting quarterback from a season ago, got his first taste of NFL action when he started for the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. In front of a national audience, Trubisky completed seven of his first nine passes before tapering off towards the end of the game in the Bears' 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Trubisky did throw his first career touchdown pass to tight end Zach Miller and tacked on a two-point run of his own on a creative conversion play that garnered a lot of social media attention.