• Alex Wood has allowed one or fewer runs in each of his last five starts. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this matches the longest such streak by a rookie pitcher in Braves history. Boston's Jim Turner set the mark in 1937 and Milwaukee's Bob Sadowski matched it in '63.
• According to STATS LLC, the 0.90 ERA Wood produced in five starts this month currently stands as the third-lowest ERA by a starting pitcher in August since 1955. Miami rookie right-hander Jose Fernandez, who will make his final start of the month against the Braves on Friday, has posted a 0.82 ERA in his first five August starts.
• Reliever Jordan Walden has been dealing with some discomfort in both of his legs over the past few days. The right-hander and manager Fredi Gonzalez chose not to specifically address the ailment. But Gonzalez echoed Walden's sentiment that he would be available to pitch again within the next couple of days.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. Eric Single is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.