The Braves have had an uncanny ability to avoid facing some of the top pitchers in the National League this season. They missed Clayton Kershaw in both series against the Dodgers. They will have faced Matt Harvey once in 19 games against the Mets. And they missed 21-year-old Cuban sensation Jose Fernandez in each of the first four three-game series they played against the Marlins.
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Staff writer David O’Brien contributed to this article.