• While the Braves are playing without Chipper Jones, the Reds have been without their everyday third baseman, Scott Rolen, as well. They are two of only three third basemen, along with George Brett, who have produced at least 2,000 hits, 300 home runs, 500 doubles and 1,200 RBIs in their careers.
• The Braves have won eight of 14 series they have played this season. They've lost only three while splitting three others. They've lost the first two of a four-game series against the Reds.
• Triple-A Gwinnett right-handed pitcher Todd Redmond and first baseman Ernesto Mejia swept the International League's Pitcher of the Week and Batter of the Week awards for the week ending May 20.
Redmond won both of his starts and had a 0.69 ERA while Mejia hit .464 with four doubles, one triple, one home run, seven runs scored and seven RBIs, while hitting safely in every game. They are the sixth and seventh Braves' Minor Leaguers to win a weekly award this season.