The local nine have been outscored 85-40 in September and are poised to become the first Braves team in nearly a quarter century to give up twice as many runs in one month as they’ve scored.
Two years removed from the franchise’s worst season in Atlanta, the 1990 Braves lost their season opener 8-0 to the Giants. The next day Smoltzie, Sergio Valdez, Tony Castillo and Dwayne Henry allowed 13 runs to San Francisco. Three days later, the Reds scored 13 off Tom Glavine and four relievers. The Braves were outscored 18-6 in the season’s 8th and 9th games, dropping their record to 1-8. They’d finish April with four wins, 49 runs scored and 98 runs allowed.