Braves On A Roll

The Atlanta Braves are 26-8 in their last 34 games and have opened up a 5.5 game lead on the Philadelphia Phillies. Here's a look at the comfortable lead the Braves have and what their three division rivals must do to beat them.

TEAM		W	L	GB	GAMES LEFT (HOME/AWAY)
ATLANTA		58	46	-	58	(29/29)
PHILADELPHIA	53	52	5.5	57	(28/29)
FLORIDA		52	52	6	58	(29/29)
NEW YORK		49	55	9	58	(31/27)

* If Atlanta goes 29-29 (.500), the Braves will finish 87-75.
To beat the Braves and win the division
- The Phillies would have to go 35-22
- The Marlins would have to go 36-22
- The Mets would have to go 39-19


* If Atlanta goes 31-27 (.534), the Braves will finish 89-73.
To beat the Braves and win the division
- The Phillies would have to go 37-20
- The Marlins would have to go 38-20
- The Mets would have to go 41-17

* If Atlanta goes 33-25 (.569), the Braves will finish 91-71.
To beat the Braves and win the division
- The Phillies would have to go 39-18
- The Marlins would have to go 40-18
- The Mets would have to go 43-15

* If Atlanta goes 35-23 (.603), the Braves will finish 93-69.
To beat the Braves and win the division
- The Phillies would have to go 41-16
- The Marlins would have to go 42-16
- The Mets would have to go 45-13

* If Atlanta goes 37-21 (.638), the Braves will finish 95-67.
To beat the Braves and win the division
- The Phillies would have to go 43-14
- The Marlins would have to go 44-14
- The Mets would have to go 47-11

Since June 26th when the Braves were 32-38 and 6.5 games out, they are 26-8 (.765).

Atlanta is:
  • 5-0 in the last 5 games
  • 9-1 in the last 10 games
  • 12-3 in the last 15 games
  • 13-4 since the All Star Break
  • 33-16 versus NL East on the season


    21 of the Braves last 31 games have been against NL East Opponents. They were 17-4 in those 21 games. Their next 26 games are against teams from the NL Central and West.

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