When Martin Prado went 2-for-4 with two doubles on Saturday night, he reached 60 multi-hit games for the season. That extended his National League-leading total lead in that category and made him the first Brave to reach that mark since Terry Pendleton in 1992.
Prado is only the 10th player in franchise history to have 60 multi-hit games in a season.
Prado was also leading the majors with 93 two-strike hits, a category he led handily. Joe Mauer of the Twins was next-highest with 79, followed by Rangers shortstop and former Braves farmhand Elvis Andrus with 78.
Prado doesn’t place a lot of importance on numbers like that, saying about two strikes: “I’m just probably lucky or they’re just making mistakes. With two strikes, I’m just trying to put the ball in play.”
What’s most important to Prado is being healthy enough to play after missing five weeks last season with a staph infection, and being back to the player who uses all fields and doesn’t try to hit home runs.
“It’s made me comfortable enough to put up good at-bats,” Prado said. “That’s all I want. I want to keep myself healthy, have good at-bats and whatever results – they’ll come along the way.”