The Atlanta Braves set new franchise record against Rays

Atlanta has been no stranger to setting records this season and Sunday was no different as they broke yet another franchise record.

Jul 9, 2023; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA;  Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud (16) celebrates
Jul 9, 2023; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud (16) celebrates / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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It's just another day, another record for the Atlanta Braves. They have been breaking records left and right this season and it appears that won't be slowing down any time soon.

Atlanta's offense is playing out of their minds right now as they lead all of baseball in homers with 169 of them. They also lead the National League in average at .271 over 89 games played in 2023.

They came into Sunday's game against the Rays having hit at least one home run in 25 consecutive games which tied the franchise record. However, in the fourth inning against Rays pitcher Zach Eflin, Travis d'Arnaud launched a solo homer to right field to give the Braves their 26th consecutive game with a home run.

This set a new franchise record for the Atlanta Braves and continues to show just how powerful this offense is. d'Arnaud's homer went 400 feet with a 37-degree launch angle and a 106.5 mph exit velocity.

It's crazy to think that we are just halfway through the season and Atlanta has broken a record like that and is leading the league with 20 homers more than the next closest team which is the Dodgers. The MLB record in a season for homers is 307 of them which was set by the 2019 Minnesota Twins. The Braves are just 144 homers shy of that record and are on pace to break it with 313 of them.

Atlanta's 169 home runs are the most by any team before the All-Star break in MLB history. They are sending 8 players to the All-Star game which is yet another franchise record. It seems like the motto of the 2023 Braves is "If there's a record to break, we are gonna break it".

The Braves will look to extend their home run streak when the second half begins on Friday, July 14th at Truist Park as the Chicago White Sox come to town for a three-game series.