A quick look at the Braves this week:
By the numbers
The number of times the Braves have hit back-to-back home runs this season after Ender Inciarte and Johan Camargo did so on consecutive pitches Sunday. That ties the franchise record for the most such homers in a single season, also done in 1998, 1999 and 2006.
Josh Donaldson became the 84th active player to reach 1,000 career hits when he singled in the sixth inning against the Nationals on Monday. Fellow Braves Nick Markakis, Brian McCann and Freddie Freeman are also on the active 1,000-hit list.
They said it
“I felt like it was up to me to step up. Because I felt like the team needed me to come up here and at least put together some good at-bats and try to help the team win any way I can. That was the most important thing for me, just come up here, be myself and help any way I can.”
– Adam Duvall after being called up to replace the injured Nick Markakis
“Everyone knows this team has a real good chance to win this thing. When you play well and get rewarded by your front office, it fires up everybody in your clubhouse.”
– Freddie Freeman on Braves’ trade deadline moves
• Duvall has hit in his first five games since joining the Braves on Saturday. Through Wednesday, he is batting .500 (11-for-22) with four home runs and six RBI. Last season, Duvall had one extra-base hit (a double) and no RBI in 53 at-bats over 33 games after joining the Braves at the trade deadline.
• Closer Sean Greene, acquired by the Braves from the Tigers on Wednesday, has 54 saves over the last two seasons, which is tied for the seventh most in baseball.
The Braves end a four-game series against the Reds at home on Sunday. They take to the road for seven games in seven days with three games at the Twins and four games at the Marlins.
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