Shelby Miller's on the mound for the Braves today, and that means we all get to have another serious conversation about the merit of pitcher wins*, as his consecutive winless streak sits at 15.
We mentioned his performance throughout this streak in our series preview, but if you need a bit of a refresher, well I guess that's what I'm here for.
Miller hasn't won since May 17. Since then, he's started 15 games and won none of them despite posting a 3.16 ERA. A 3.16 ERA is good. In 10 of those starts, Miller allowed two earned runs or less. That is also good. During this stretch, the Braves are 2-13, which speaks much more to the team as a whole with Shelby on the mound, than Shelby's actual performance on the mound.
Let's have fun today, folks.
*Don't actually have that conversation. Everyone's tired of it and pitcher wins/losses are dumb.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, August 15, 1:35 p.m. ET
Location: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: Fox Sports South
Radio: 680 AM, 106.7 FM, Braves Radio Network
|ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS||ATLANTA BRAVES|
|Ender Inciarte - CF||Michael Bourn - LF|
|Aaron Hill - 2B||Cameron Maybin - CF|
|Paul Goldschmidt - 1B||Nick Markakis - RF|
|David Peralta - LF||A.J. Pierzynski - C|
|Welington Castillo - C||Adonis Garcia - 3B|
|Jake Lamb - 3B||Jace Peterson - 2B|
|Yasmany Tomas - RF||Joey Terdoslavich - 1B|
|Nick Ahmed - SS||Andrelton Simmons - SS|
|Rubby De La Rosa - RHP||Shelby Miller - RHP|