The Atlanta Braves, who are dominating 2023 with an unstoppable “home run army,” are closing in on another piece of history. The team home run record.
Atlanta effectively pounded out eight hits, including two home runs, en route to a 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Chicago Cubs on April 27 at TriState Park.
Trailing 6-0 in the top of the sixth, Kevin Pillar drove in a run with a solo homer to left-center off Cubs starter Justin Steele, then Matt Olson singled to left and Marcell Osuna doubled to left to put runners on first and second with two outs to make it 6-3.
In the bottom of the seventh, Ronald Acuña Jr. crushed a 94-mph fastball from right-hander Javier Asad over the right field fence to cut the deficit to 5-6, and in the eighth, with runners on second and third, Sean Murphy’s fly was misplayed by Cubs right fielder Seiya Suzuki, allowing both runners to cross home plate.
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With their two home runs, Atlanta increased their team total to 301. The all-time team record for home runs in a single season is 307 by the 2017 Minnesota Twins. Atlanta, which is 101-56 and a lock for first place in the NL, needs seven more home runs in its remaining five games to surpass Minnesota’s record.
With Pillar’s homer in the sixth, Atlanta became the first team in National League history to reach 300 home runs in a season. In the American League, they are third all-time behind the 2019 Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees (306) in the same year.
Atlanta is loaded with home run hitters. There is no batting order to rest. Matt Olson, who leads both leagues with 53 home runs, is a lock to lead the league in home runs, and the top of the order is littered with Acuña Jr. (41), Austin Riley (37), Marcell Osuna (36), A.J. Albies (32), Eddie Rosario (21), and Sean Murphy (21).
Only Minnesota in 2019 and Atlanta this year have had five players with 30 or more home runs in a season. Atlanta’s postseason rotation is unclear due to season-ending injuries to starters Charlie Morton and Max Fried. The A’s will have to rely on their bats rather than their pitching.