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The Braves Didn’t Know What Hit ‘em
- Updated: September 23, 2010
Yet now the Braves find themselves 3 back of the Phillies. Since their 7 game lead the Atlanta Braves have gone 28-25. That’s not exactly a terrible record, but the Braves may not have been prepared for the freight train heading their way.
That record isn’t quite good enough when the team following you goes 38-15. That’s right, the Phillies have played 23 games above .500 since July 22. That makes for a .717 winning percentage. Work that over an entire season and you get 116 wins.
We have become accustomed to streaks like that with Charlie Manuel‘s teams, but that is pretty ridiculous.