Atlanta’s season ended a week ago, and not in a fashion that reflects the awesomeness of the achievements made by the team in 2019.
Here’s a look at how the Braves’ roster performed:
» Atlanta used 50 players this season, that's eight fewer than last year
» Second baseman Ozzie Albies led position players with 160 games played
» The Braves bullpen used 26 pitchers in a relief role, four fewer than last season
» From Aug. 3 through Sept. 24, Atlanta used the same five starters — Mike Foltynewicz, Max Fried, Dallas Keuchel, Mike Soroka and Julio Teheran — over a 47-game span
» Brian Snitker after his third full season as manager holds a 318-292 (.521) record at the major league level
» Braves used 11 rookies this season, including pitchers Bryse Wilson and Kyle Wright, who started the second and third games of the season
» Braves finished the season as the third-oldest team in baseball by average age (29)
» In 81 home dates, SunTrust Park recorded its best season with 2,655,100 fans, for a per-game average of 32,779
WINS AND LOSSES
» Braves clinched the 19th division title in franchise history — tying the New York Yankees for the most in major league history
» The Braves set a franchise modern-era record with 13 consecutive home wins from Aug. 17-Sept. 7
» Atlanta’s 97 victories were the team’s most since 2003 (101 wins) and the fifth most in baseball this season
» The Braves were the only NL team to not have a losing streak longer than four games
» The Braves won 12 straight starts by Mike Foltynewicz from June 11 to Sept. 20
» Atlanta played a major league-low 39 day games (23-16)
» Atlanta’s 12 series losses were tied for the second fewest in baseball
» The Braves rallied for 32 wins in 2019, including four when they trailed entering the ninth inning
» Atlanta went 50-31 at SunTrust Park, winning 50 home games in a season for the first time since 2013
» The Braves had best road record in the NL (47-34) for the second straight year
» The Braves scored 855 runs this season, the second most franchise history since 1900
» Atlanta hit a franchise single-season record 249 home runs, including a club record 131 at home
» The Braves' top four hitters in their lineup — Acuna, Albies, Freddie Freeman and Josh Donaldson — alone hit 149 home runs and scored 477 runs
» Outfielder Ronald Acuna hit a team-most 41 home runs
» Atlanta had a franchise record 16 sets of back-to-back home runs
» Acuna, 21, became the second player in history to have at least 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a season prior to his 22nd birthday
» Twenty-nine of Donaldson’s 37 home runs came after June 10, when he was ejected after being hit by a pitch from Pittsburgh’s Joe Musgrove
» Freeman became the 13th player in Braves franchise history to drive in at least 120 runs in a season
» Austin Riley hit 18 home runs, surpassing Ryan Klesko (16 in 1994) for the most by a Braves rookie
» Dansby Swanson drove in 20 runs in April, the most in Braves franchise history by a shortstop
» Atlanta used 11 starting pitchers — two fewer than last season — who went 60-46 (.566) with a 4.20 ERA
» Teheran made a team-high 33 starts
» Atlanta had 62 starts this season in which its starter allowed one earned run or fewer
» 11 pitchers recorded a save for Atlanta this season, going 44-for-66 in save opportunities
» Reliever Luke Jackson led all relievers with 70 appearances
» Atlanta acquired relievers Chris Martin, Shane Greene and Mark Melancon at the trade deadline. The three combined to go 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA. They converted all 11 save chances and collected 14 holds.
» Braves pitchers went 49 games without allowing a home run and went 42-7 (.857) in those games.
» Rookie Soroka — an All-Star — made 29 starts, going 13-4 with 142 strikeouts and a .236 opponents' average. His 2.68 ERA was the lowest by a rookie in the majors.
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