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Game Thread 8/16: Diamondbacks vs. Braves

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After splitting the first two games of this series with a Braves win Friday night, and a D-Backs victory yesterday, Shelby Miller and Rubby de la Rosa matchup in the finale. An Atlanta win today would also tie the season series, 3-3.

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 Info

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

Today's Lineups

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