Atlanta Braves Postseason Pace

For the rest of the season we'll keep a daily tally of the Atlanta Braves chances of making the post season, along with daily commentary. Also consider this a daily open thread for general chatting.

NL East W L PCT GB STRK Magic Num Playoff Odds
Braves 79 59 .572 - L2 24 90.4%
Phillies 79 60 .568 0.5 W1 25 68.4%

 

Wow, okay, it's starting to get bad, isn't it. We're just not getting timely hits these past couple of weeks. We're still getting folks on base, just not getting them in. One has to think this will eventually turn around. At least lets hope so.

Now we get to see how well this team holds together. As difficult as the nine-game losing streak was early in the season, this stretch may be just as difficult if not more so since the Braves are tasked with the pressures of defending first place. This is where Bobby Cox needs to earn his managerial stripes. Holding this team together and keeping them in first through this swoon will be a tough task.

Add to this bad play on the road the fact that the Braves don't have another off-day until next Thursday. They are in the midst of a 20-game stretch without an off-day, and are currently just 6-and-5 through just over half of those games. After these two remaining games in Pittsburgh, the team will come home to face the swoonier Cardinals and the pesky Nats before finally getting an off-day. After facing St. Louis for four games, it's NL East teams the rest of the way - the Marlins and Mets for three games a piece, and the Phillies and Nationals each for six games.

Let's see if Tim Hudson can play ace again today and get the Braves back on the winning side.

Craig Kimbrel and Cristhian Martinez rejoin the team today as Gwinnett's season ends. No Braves minor league teams made the playoffs this year. I can't remember the last time that happened.

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