The Braves had trouble finding the strike zone against the Nationals on Saturday.
Atlanta walked 13 batters through eight innings against Washington marking the first time the team achieved that since moving from Milwaukee in 1966.
History. This marks the first time in Atlanta history (since 1966) the Braves have issued 13 walks in a game consisting of nine innings or less. The last time they had done so was May 6, 1938, when they were the Boston Bees.
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The main culprits in the less-than-fortunate record were Julio Teheran who walked six batters and rookie Touki Toussaint who walked four in one inning.
The organization has walked that many batters in a game before, but the team has gone through several iterations since.
The last time they walked 13 batters in a game was in 1938 when the team was still named the Bees and in Boston. In 1940 the team took on the name the Braves (for the second time, they were named the Braves from 1912 to 1936 as well) and moved to Milwaukee in 1953.
The team ultimately moved to Atlanta in 1966.