Jun 14, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis (24) is congratulated by a bat boy after a home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Braves' Evan Gattis extends hit streak to 20 games

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Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis extended his hit streak to 20 games with a two out single off of Washington Nationals starter Doug Fister.

His 20-game hit streak is the longest ever for a Braves catcher, be it in Atlanta, Boston or Milwaukee  It is also the longest current streak in the major leagues right now.

The previous record by a Braves catcher was 15 games set by Del Crandall in 1958, and the feat was tied by Joe Torre in 1967.

Gattis’ streak began on May 25 against the Colorado Rockies, a game in which he hit two home runs.  He is hitting .390 with eight homers and 21 RBI during his streak

Gattis’ streak trails only Nolan Arenado‘s 28 game hit streak for the longest of the 2014 season.

Gattis’ streak is the longest by a catcher since Buster Posey hit in 21 straight games during the 2012 season.

He is now hitting .300 with 16 home runs and 39 RBI on the season.  His 16 home runs lead all catchers.

Despite the best efforts of Gattis, the Braves are still trailing the Nationals 3-0 in the top of the eighth inning

Doug Fister is still on the mound for the Nationals, looking for his sixth win in his last seven starts.

The Braves are only 11-14 during Gattis’ hit streak, so his bat is not infecting the other bats on the rack.  They would fall to 11-15 in that span if tonight’s score holds up.  They are down to their last five outs, so help better come quickly!

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