The Braves' bats are springing to life, and they might continue to do so against a pitcher having trouble figuring out what's wrong. Atlanta will try to extend Trevor Cahill's woes and complete a three-game sweep of a fellow division leader in Sunday's matchup with the visiting Diamondbacks.
Through June 5, the Braves topped the NL with 81 homers and were among the league leaders with 4.5 runs per game. A big offensive funk followed, as they failed to go deep in 10 of 17 games while averaging 2.6 runs. They went 6-11 and reached double digits in hits just three times.
That's happened in four of the past five games, though, as Atlanta has gone 4-1 while hitting .307 with six homers and 14 doubles. The Braves (47-34) didn't have a double-figure scoring effort in June until rallying for seven runs in the eighth inning Saturday to beat the D-backs 11-5.
"It was a good day offensively, it really was, and hopefully that can carry on for quite a while," manager Fredi Gonzalez told the t...