It was a huge night for Matt Olson and the Atlanta Braves, who swept the Chicago Cubs after Thursday’s 5-3 victory. Matt Olson hit his 54th home run of the season, which also brought his RBI total to 136, breaking the Braves’ single-season franchise record.
“I think it’s cool,” Olson said following his historic night. “I look at myself as a guy who’s supposed to drive runs in. I can’t do that if there’s no guys on base, but I usually have Ronald, Ozzie, and Austin in front of me.”
“I don’t really feel like it’s a me thing, that much,” he added. “More of a product of the opportunities that the guys are giving me.”
Hank Aaron recorded 132 RBI in 1957, and Gary Sheffield reached the same mark in 2003. However, Matt Olson becomes the new RBI leader and looks to add to his total with one regular season series remaining.
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