Originally posted on BravesWire  |  Last updated 8/10/12
Dan Ugga’s looks to be emerging from a deep and prolonged slump. The Philadelphia Phillies are no longer the team to beat in the National League East and the Braves know it. They may not need to beat the Phillies, but that hasn’t stopped them from kicking the Phillies while they are down. Monday night’s win against the Phillies was the Braves’ 7th consecutive win against the Phils, the most consecutive Braves wins against the rival Phillies 1997. When the series wrapped Wednesday, the Braves had dropped only 1 game to the Phils in their previous 9 meetings. Not a bad record at all against the 5-time division champions. Monday night was a reminder to the league that Ben Sheets is for real. How foolish must other clubs feel for not taking a chance on the established right hander? The great equalizer, as many of Sheets’ teammates call his curveball, has been absolutely stunning since his return to Major League Baseball. Devotees to the game must feel as if they’re watching vintage She...
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