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Braves make wrong kind of history during four-game series in Milwaukee

Atlanta Braves helmet
Apr 14, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; General view of batting helmet prior to the first MLB game at SunTrust Park between the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

A four-game series vs. the Milwaukee Brewers at the hitter-friendly Miller Park seemed like a good chance for the talented offense of the Atlanta Braves to flex its muscle. Instead, Atlanta’s offense had a series it would like to forget.

The Braves failed to hit one home run over the course of the four-game series. No Brewers opponent has failed to do that in 25 years, well before Miller Park’s 2001 opening.

By comparison, Milwaukee hit seven home runs in the series.

While Atlanta’s offense doesn’t rely on the home run as much as other teams, the Braves are quite capable of hitting the long ball. They have 98 home runs, which is seventh in the National League.

Overall, it was just a forgettable series for Atlanta. The Braves lost three of four games and were outscored 23-14 in the series matching two of the National League’s best teams.