Worth noting

Worth noting

• The Washington series starts a tough group of road games for the Braves; they're going to play 22 of their next 32 contests away from Atlanta. This road trip involves stops in Washington, San Francisco and San Diego.

• The Braves are hoping they'll continue to get good work out of their very consistent bullpen, which comes into the series with a 1.84 ERA during August, tops in the National League.

• Jayson Heyward needs three more steals to become the 21st player in Braves' history to get at least 20 homers and 20 steals in a season. Heading into the Washington series, Heyward has 20 homers and 17 steals. Andruw Jones last did it for Atlanta, posting 36 homers and 21 steals in 2000.