Though nobody seems poised to run away with the National League East anytime soon, the Braves know they need to string together wins at some point to make a serious run.
Following Sunday’s 2-1 loss in their series finale against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, the time for that may just need to come this week. Atlanta (48-50) fell back into third place in the NL East heading into a crucial five-game series against the first-place Mets — one that will conclude approximately 24 hours before Friday’s 4 p.m. ET Trade Deadline. (You can hear the Braves on Thunder Radio, your exclusive home for Atlanta Braves baseball in Coffee County).