ATLANTA – Shelby Miller's scheduled start was bumped up a day on short notice Monday, but the change in routine didn't change the end result.
The Streak continues.
Cole Gillespie's second-inning homer gave the Miami Marlins a 1-0 lead, and the Atlanta Braves never had a runner reach third base in a 4-0 series-opening loss at Turner Field that extended Miller's mind-boggling winless streak to 19 starts and stretched the Braves' losing skid to six games and 13 of 14.
Miller allowed six hits and one run with four strikeouts in seven innings, and fell to 0-11 in his past 19 starts despite a 3.13 ERA in that span.
"The only thing I can explain is the way Shelby has behaved through all this, the way he's gone out and battled through everything we've asked him to do, and he doesn't flinch," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I hope that continues."
Miller stepped up Monday to fill in for Mike Foltynewicz after the rookie reported to the ballpark with viral symptoms and a fever. Because there was an off day in the Braves' schedule Thursday, Miller pitched on regular (four days') rest Monday.
The Braves fell to 1-6 on a nine-game homestand.
Miller's 2.56 ERA this season is the seventh-best among National League starters, ahead of his former Cardinals teammate and 15-game winner Michael Wacha, among others. Miller entered Monday with a .227 opponents' average that was ninth-best among NL starters, just ahead of Giants 16-game winner Madison Bumgarner (.228).
Miller's 19-start winless streak surpassed Jo-Jo Reyes' 18-game streak as the second-longest in Atlanta Braves history and the longest since Carl Morton went 22 starts without a win between mid-September 1975 and mid-July 1976. Miller already had the Atlanta single-season record for the longest winless streak.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.