The Braves closed out this weekend series and the month of August with one of the best pitching performances we've seen this year. Alex Wood capped a series win with a 12-strikeout performance against the Marlins. He only got one run of support, but it was all he needed. Atlanta's offense did most of its scoring in the series opener while getting shut out in the middle game. The offense scored a total of six runs on 28 hits in the three games; the home runs by Upton and Evan Gattis were the only extra-base hits for the Braves.
Braves RISP: 3-21, 25 LOB
Justin Upton concluded the month of August with four hits in the series, hitting his 26th home run of the year in the process, finishing with a .291 August average. Please stay hot into September and (hopefully) into October.
Freddie Freeman entered the series 3-51 against the Marlins; he was 3-10 in the series, so that means he's only hitting a little less than .100 (.098) against Miami this year.
Aaron Harang took the only loss for the Braves in this series. His results might have been ugly and some may say he's regressing, but I'm not ready to call him done quite yet. His numbers in August are almost identical to those he had in June, and came back in July with a 2.65 ERA in five starts.
Since last Sunday, the Braves gained two games on the gNats while losing ½ game in the Wild Card.