Will Shelby Miller ever win another game? His season is beginning to resemble Nolan Ryan’s 1987 campaign with the Astros. Despite finishing with the lowest ERA in the NL that year, Ryan lost 16 and won just 8. Shelby won’t lose that many, at least.
I’ve got a feeling he finally wins one today even though the Braves have looked abysmal on this road trip. Losers of 8 of their last 10, Fredi’s freeloaders have been outscored by 28 runs during that stretch.
Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks has been struggling, too, allowing 18 runs and 31 hits in his last five starts (26-2/3 IP). He did pitch well against the Braves on July 17, allowing 1 ER in 5-2/3 IP.
Meanwhile, Hector Olivera, who recorded two hits last night in his Gwinnett debut, is likely to join the team after this series.