The Braves power surge over the last week has been must watch television. They are a spectacle that every baseball fan is dying to see in person. It’s no coincidence that attendance records are being broken every time the Braves arrive in a new city. They are winning at an absurd rate, and they are doing it in the most exciting way possible — dropping bombs on every pitcher that dares to throw it in the strike zone.
The MLB record for the most home runs in a single season came in 2019 by the Minnesota Twins. The Braves franchise record also came in 2019, when they mashed 249 long balls. That’s also not a coincidence, as that year was the peak of the juiced ball era.
However, juiced balls or not, this Braves team is on pace to mash the Twins record. Following Wednesday night’s game, in which the Braves added three more homers to their tally, they are on pace to hit 313 homers this season.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) July 6, 2023
The Braves currently have three players on pace to hit 40+ homers, which hasn’t been done since the 1997 Rockies. It’s also not totally out of the realm of possibilities that someone like Marcell Ozuna or Austin Riley could go bonkers in the second half of the season and also flirt with 40 homers.
On top of that, the Braves have a real chance at having eight guys with 20+ homers at the end of the season. That’s only been done one other time, the 2019 Twins.
We are watching history. Every single night, it seems like the Braves are setting a new record, and by the end of the season, they might be able to call themselves the most powerful team of all time.
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