Atlanta Braves News: The Braves have clinched the best-record in all of baseball and at this point, they are playing to stay sharp. Last night, the offense racked up 17 hits in a losing effort against the Washington Nationals.
Forrest Wall led the way with three hits, bringing his season average to .462. Perhaps Forrest will be able to offer more than pinch-running services in the postseason?
Despite all the hits and the six runs, the Nationals managed 10 runs on 10 hits against Braves pitching. Allan Winans surrendered six earned in 5.1 innings of work. Brad Hand got stuck with the loss and the Blown Save by giving up a run in .2 innings.
The Braves take on the Nationals at 7:20 PM EST as Spencer Strider attempts to claim the franchise single-season strikeout record.
The Braves are only four homers shy of the single-season team home run record, set by the Minnesota Twins in 2019.