Shelby Miller recorded his first win of the season on Saturday against the Braves.
It had been a long time coming for the Diamondbacks, who had yet to see the Miller they traded their two top prospects and Ender Inciarte for. Miller finally pitched well, allowing two runs on four hits in six innings– lowering his ERA to 7.36. It was his first win since October 4 of last year, and just the second win he’s recorded since May 18th, 2015.
Needless to say, it’s been a long time since Shelby Miller won a game. Here are five things that have happened since Miller recorded his last win:
- Daniel Murphy became an elite player. He was the MVP of last year’s NLCS and is batting over .400 this year. At the time of Miller’s last win, he was just an above-average second baseman for the Mets.
- 79 wins by the Golden State Warriors. And Luke Walton became the next Phil Jackson in the process.
- The Cubs’ “Back to the Future” prophecy that ended up not coming true. Remember that?
- Zack Greinke switching teams. He was still with the Dodgers the last time Miller recorded a victory.
- The Diamondbacks’ wonderful new jerseys. The evolution had yet to start last October.
So yeah. It’s been a while since Miller last won a game. Now Miller will look to win back-to-back starts for the first time since April 25, 2015. The last time he did that, Donald Trump had not yet announced he was running for President and nobody in America had ever heard of Leicester City soccer. In fact, most people in America probably still don’t know about that team.