Braves-Nationals pitching matchups

5 things to know about Braves’ multi-game series streak

A quick look at the Braves this week:

By the numbers

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Through Wednesday, Ronald Acuna (111) and Freddie Freeman (108) were the top two in the National League in runs scored. The Braves haven’t had a player lead the NL in runs scored since Dale Murphy (118) in 1985.

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Through Wednesday, number of inherited runners, out of 23, to score off reliever Josh Tomlin. 

Notable

• Johan Camargo is the fourth Brave to have at least four pinch-hit homers in a season after his blast Monday. Evan Gattis (2013) and Tommy Gregg (1990) also had four. Butch Nieman had a franchise-record five in 1945.

• The Braves have not lost a multi-game series since July 23-24, when Kansas City swept two games at SunTrust Park. They have gone 8-0-3 in multi-game series play over the stretch.

Quotable

“If it ain’t broke, I’ll be in there.” 

— Freddie Freeman on being back in lineup after leaving previous game with sore foot.

“I was telling somebody this morning on the phone, ‘If you could just pick one of those guys and put him on a team, any other team, you would be so pumped to have that catcher on your team.” 

— Relief pitcher Mark Melancon on Braves catchers

“I went down after (the top of the fifth) and looked at him, and he looked like he was going to explode. He was red and said he had about passed out a couple of times. He was throwing good. I don’t know. So I just didn’t want to take any chances. He didn’t look real good to me, I know that.” 

— Brian Snitker on why he removed Mike Foltynewicz in the fifth inning Tuesday 

Look ahead

The Braves continue their run of 14 straight games against the Nationals and Phillies with four games in Philadelphia Monday-Thursday and three games in Washington Friday-Sunday.

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