Braves records of the day

Here's a look at where the Braves are in the race for a top draft pick.


Through Tuesday, August 25:

The Braves are 54-72 (.429). They are 15.5 games out of first place in the NL East and 20 out in the Wildcard. There are 36 games remaining.

If the Braves go 18-18, they’ll finish 72-90.
If the Braves go 16-20, they’ll finish 70-92.
If the Braves go 14-22, they’ll finish 68-94.
If the Braves go 12-24, they’ll finish 66-96.

The Braves are:
8-15 in August
18-31 since July 1
29-47 since June 1
9-22 since trading Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe
12-25 since the All-Star Break and since Fredi Gonzalez’s contract was extended

Since the Braves were 42-42 on July 7, they have gone 12-30.

Here are the standings for the worst record in baseball (and draft order):
1. Philadelphia Phillies (50-76) .397
2. Colorado Rockies (50-74) .403 – 1 GB
3. Miami Marlins (51-75) .405 – 1 GB
4. Cincinnati Reds (52-72) .419 – 3 GB
5. Milwaukee Brewers (53-73) .421 – 3 GB
6. Atlanta Braves (54-72) .429 – 4 GB
7. Oakland Athletics (55-72) .433 – 4.5 GB
8. Boston Red Sox (57-69) .452 – 7 GB
9. Seattle Mariners (58-68) .460 – 8 GB
10. Detroit Tigers (59-66) .472 – 9.5 GB
11. Cleveland Indians (59-66) .472 – 9.5 GB
12. Chicago White Sox (59-65) .476 – 10 GB
13. San Diego Padres (61-64) .488 – 11.5 GB

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