.531, 4 HR, 9 RBIs – Jason Heyward’s offensive production in his past eight games.
The Braves’ rookie slugger is 17-for-32 with six extra-base hits (four homers), nine RBIs and 14 runs in that eight-game span, after batting .169 (11-for-65) with five extra-base hits (one homer), three RBIs and six runs in his previous 18 games.
Batting in his usual second spot in the lineup, Heyward went 4-for-5 with a three-run homer (his 16th) and four RBIs in Monday’s 9-3 win against the Mets, his fifth multi-hit game in his past eight, including three games with at least three hits.
The big right fielder matched his career highs in hits and RBIs with his second four-hit, four-RBI game in nine days. Heyward was 4-for-4 with two homers and two walks in an Aug. 22 win against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Heyward and leadoff man Omar Infante combined for eight hits, eight runs and eight RBIs on Aug. 22. On Monday, that top-of-the-order duo combined for six hits and six runs.
The first five in the Braves’ lineup (Infante, Heyward, Martin Prado, Derrek Lee, Brian McCann) all had multi-hit games Monday and were a combined 12-for-22 with two home runs and nine RBIs. McCann hit his 19th homer and ninth in 36 games.