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.