ATLANTA -- Taking three cuts as the Braves got back on track with an 8-4 win over the Marlins Sunday at Turner Field.
1. Braves offense regained its mojo
During the Braves' 14-game winning streak they did little wrong, but above all they proved both opportunistic and disciplined. They hit .317 (41 of 129) with runners in scoring position and they struck out an average of 7.5 times, which isn't spectacular, but it was nearly 1.2 below their season average.
After Brian McCann's third-inning home run Friday night, the Braves seemed to get off track in both departments.
They fanned six times after McCann's blast in the win, then fanned 10 times in Saturday's loss and between the homer and Sunday, they failed to get a hit with RISP. That was partly due to the fact that after averaging 9.2 such chances during they streak they generated had just three from the McCann homer on, but they were out of sorts nonetheless.
Atlanta regained its potency Sunday, delivering five times in 14 chan...