I’ve been a big fan of Shelby Miller for a long time, writing an article on how the Braves won the trade between Miller and Jason Heyward a few weeks ago. Miller proved to everyone yet again why he’s an elite talent, taking a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins.
The 24-year-old righty lost his no-hitter with two out in the ninth, as Marlins first baseman Justin Bour rocketed one back up the middle. Miller only allowed three base runners the whole game, with Marcell Ozuna walking in the second and Dee Gordon following Bour’s hit with an infield single in the ninth.
Miller now improves to 5-1 on the season, with a 1.33 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP. It took him just 94 pitches to shutdown the Marlins, which is five pitches better than his last complete game shutout against the Reds.
Miller is looking like a future ace for Atlanta, and a great addition to an already loaded starting pitching staff.
The Braves now improve to 18-19 and are just three games back of the Mets in the National League East.