Worth noting

• Venters' wife Viviana gave birth to Walker Bradley Venters on Friday. The couple now has two children.

• The Braves entered Friday with a Major League best 1.89 ERA. They allowed only 18 runs (17 earned) in the first nine games of the season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this matches the third-fewest runs any Braves team had allowed through the first nine games. The 1993 club holds the record, having allowed only 15 runs through the same span.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.