The Atlanta Braves look to end their 2023 campaign with yet another series win and reach 105 wins on the year. That would leave them just one game shy of the franchise record of 106 wins for a season.
After another night of individual records being broken by both Ronald Acuna Jr. and Spencer Strider, you'd think there weren't records left to break. However, there is one record left standing for the team to break.
That record is the MLB record for most home runs hit in a single season. Atlanta currently sits at 305 home runs on the season which is 2 away from the mark set by the 2019 Twins. The Braves absolutely could blast 3 homers on Sunday to take that record.
Brian Snitker announced after Saturday’s game that left-hander Dylan Dodd would start the season finale. That was the move made and in a corresponding move, Atlanta placed RHP Jackson Stephens on the 15-day IL with right elbow inflammation.
Dodd opened the season in Atlanta’s rotation but he struggled a good bit which led to being sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett. His last start for Atlanta came on September 9 in a spot start where he allowed 4 runs on 7 hits through 4 innings against the Pirates. He made an appearance recently for the Stripers and allowed just 1 hit through 4 innings with no runs and 7 Ks.
He will face off with Nationals pitcher Jackson Rutledge who did face Atlanta last weekend and only allowed 1 run through 5 innings. Rutledge has the task of facing a Braves offense that will be on a mission to mash at least 3 home runs.
First pitch is scheduled for 3:10 p.m. ET and you can experience all the action on Bally Sports Southeast.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, October 1, 3:10 p.m. ET
Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: Bally Sports Southeast
Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM The Fan