Braves in a historic downfall

When will the front office fire Fredi Gonzalez? What more do they need than these numbers?

This information is through the game of Sunday, May 8, 2016.

With the extra inning loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday, the Braves are now 7-23 on the season. They are 11.5 games out of first place in the NL East and nine games back of the fourth-place Miami Marlins.

Atlanta’s record is a half-game worse than the Minnesota Twins’ record of 8-23.

The Braves have lost four in a row. The Braves are 1-15 at home. They are 6-8 on the road. The Braves have a -63 run differential, the worst in baseball.

The Braves were 42-42 after last year’s game on July 7. Since then, this team has been in a historic downfall, with a record of 32-76 (108 games). That’s an embarrassing .296 winning percentage.

That stretch – 108 games – is the equivalent of two-thirds of a full baseball season, and if the Braves continue on this pace for the next 54 games they would have a 48-114 record over a 162-game stretch.

Since the start of the 2014 season, the Braves are now 153-201 (354 games), a .432 winning percentage.

The Braves won the NL East in 2013, but in September the team struggled with a 13-14 record. Since September 1, 2013, the Braves are now 166-215 (381 games), a .436 winning percentage.

There are 132 games left in the 2016 season.
- If the Braves go .500 (66-66) the rest of the way, they’d finish 73-89 on the season.
- If the Braves go (62-70) the rest of the way, they’d finish 69-93 on the season.
- If the Braves go (60-72) the rest of the way, they’d finish 67-95 on the season – the 2015 record.

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