A quick look back and ahead for the Braves:
By the numbers
With Josh Donaldson home run in Wednesday’s game at Milwaukee, the Braves set a franchise record with a homer in 17 consecutive road games. The Braves have a total of 27 home runs in the 17-game stretch. The 1996 team held the previous record with 25 home runs in 16 consecutive road games from June 30-July 30.
The Braves have three players in the top 20 in the major leagues in home runs. Through Wednesday, Freddie Freeman is tied for ninth with 25, Ronald Acuna is tied for 16th with 23 and Josh Donaldson is tied for 20th with 22.
“He’s going through some growing pains right now. They have video on him and he’s working and it’s probably as much a mental thing as anything else; just staying with his approach and the confidence in what he’s got going on.”
- Manager Brian Snitker, on the struggles of Austin Riley
“I had every aunt and uncle, every single person — niece, nephew, every grandparent — I had them all here. I finally got a hit for them.”
- Freddie Freeman, who broke an 0-for-13 slump with a three-run homer Sunday to help the Braves to a three-game sweep of the Padres
In his rehab assignment from a back injury, Ender Inciarte hit .231 for the Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers. The outfielder was 6-for-26 with a double, four walks, three strikeouts and five runs scored in his six games there. He was recalled on Thursday. The assignment also included an assignment at Class A. He is hitting .313 (5-for-16) over the final four games.
The Braves conclude a four-game series against the Nationals on Sunday. Following an off day Monday, the Braves host the Royals on Tuesday and Wednesday. After another off day on Thursday, the Braves begin a six-game road trip at the Phillies and Nationals.
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