Braves Series Recap: Swept in the Motor City

Gattis' struggles continued both at the plate and with his facial hair. - Leon Halip

Atlanta's 10-game road trip ended with a thud, as the Braves dropped three straight to the Tigers in Detroit.

Here some stats and notes that stood out from the three-game series.

  • No question that we have to start with Anibal Sanchez on Friday night. The Detroit right-hander was dominant in the series opener, striking out 17 Atlanta batters in eight innings of work. He allowed just five hits and only one walk. His 17 strikeouts broke the Detroit team record for strikeouts in a game that was set by Mickey Lolich in 1969.
  • Both Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman got hit with the 0-4, four strikeouts line Friday against Sanchez. Juan Francisco chipped in with a 0-3, three strikeout performance.
  • Atlanta's three starters (Paul Maholm, Kris Medlen, and Mike Minor) combined for the line of: 15.2 IP, 26 H, 19 R, 19 ER, 7 BB, and 12 K.
  • Austin Jackson continued his hot hitting over the weekend, recording four hits and three walks.
  • Former Brave Omar Infante killed Atlanta all weekend, recording six hits including two home runs and two doubles. He drove in four runs.
  • For the series, the Braves went a combined 4-21 with runners in scoring position. For everyone pointing to strikeouts as the big cause for concern, the lack of production with runners on base is much more important to the offense's success.
  • In a battle of two powerful offenses, this stat stood out. Atlanta had six extra base hits as a team (five doubles and Justin Upton's home run.) Detroit had six homers and 13 total extra base hits in all.
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