“Bravda,” from the Russian word “Pravda,” meaning “truth.”

Matt Olson‘s 52nd homer of the season in the 6th inning broke Andruw Jones‘s single season Braves record, and Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley hit back to back homers as the Braves posted yet another multiple run first inning. Ozzie’s homer was his 30th of the season, joining Olson, Riley, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Marcell Ozuna with at least 30 home runs. No team in MLB history has had more players with 30 homers in the same season than the 2023 Braves.

In addition to his Major League leading homer total, Olson extended his MLB leading RBI total to 129. Michael Harris II went 3 – 5, including his 18th homer of the season, ably manning the leadoff spot while MVP candidate Acuna rests a calf injury for a final push to add to his Major League leading totals in Runs Scored, Hits, and Stolen Bases.

Jackson Stephens threw 3 scoreless innings, and A.J. Minter struck out the side in the 7th. Kirby Yates and Michael Tonkin contributed 2 more strikeouts in the 8th. Braves pitchers stranded 9 Marlins in total.

The Braves will look to add to their Major League leading 96 wins on Sunday at 1:40 Eastern; Charlie Morton and Jesus Luzardo scheduled. Charlie comes into the game 5th in the National League in ERA, at 3.42.

Transaction of the Day AA

  • Optioned: Jared Shuster
  • Selected: Dereck Rodriguez
  • Transferred to the 60-day IL: Dylan Lee

Not a transaction that’s fun to type out. With Brad Hand turning into a pumpkin just in time for October, left-handed relief is slim pickens as there’s no real options on the 40-man and very few in the system. I’m guessing Adam Kolarek could get a look.

Braves Sunday Lineup

  1. Ozzie Albies
  2. Austin Riley
  3. Matt Olson
  4. Marcell Ozuna
  5. Travis D’Arnaud
  6. Michael Harris II
  7. Orlando Arcia
  8. Eddie Rosario
  9. Kevin Pillar

Charlie Morton takes the mound and Ronald Acuna Jr. gets another day to recover.