Max Fried had 10 strikeouts against the Twins Aug. 7 en route to picking up his 13th victory of the season. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

5 reasons the Braves have been worth watching

A quick look at the Braves this week: 

By the numbers

13
Number of victories by lefthander Max Fried, tying the most by a Braves lefty since Mike Minor went 13-9 in 2013. Fried’s next scheduled start is Aug. 13 against the Mets at SunTrust Park.

2

Number of major-league victories by Fried before the 2019 season.

23
Number of hits by Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman in the three-game series against the Twins. The trio had seven home runs and 15 RBI as the Braves won two of three against the leaders of the AL Central.    

They said it

“My ultimate goal is to win a World Series and get back to where I was last year. I’m finally getting there. It’s just taking a little longer than anybody wanted.”

Mike Foltynewicz after his victory over the Twins following his stint with Triple-A Gwinnett.

“To reach the 40-40 club, that’d be a lot better (than 30-30).”

Ronald Acuna on his pursuit of 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases this season.

Notable

• The Braves’ loss Monday night was their most-watched game in the Atlanta TV market this season on Fox Sports South or Fox Sports Southeast. The 5-3 road loss to the Minnesota Twins drew a 5.13 Nielsen rating in Atlanta, equaling an audience of about 120,000 local households. 

• The Braves posted a 14 percent increase in revenue in the April-through-June quarter, compared to the same period a year ago, according to financial results released by team owner Liberty Media. 

Look ahead

The Braves end a four-game series against the Marlins in Miami on Sunday. They return home Tuesday for nine games in 10 days against the Mets, Dodgers and Marlins.

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