Watch: What a difference a year makes for the Braves


On May 24, 2017, a year ago, the Braves lost to the Pirates and fell to 20-24.

Freddie Freeman had a fractured wrist and was on the disabled list and the Braves’ infield that day included Matt Adams at first base, Brandon Phillips at second base, Jace Peterson at shortstop and Rio Ruiz at third base.

Things sure have changed.

The Braves are 29-19 on May 24, 2018.

Watch the video above to see other stats that show how things have changed for key Braves and the team.


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