Originally posted on BravesWire  |  Last updated 5/19/13
The common wisdom about the Atlanta Braves is that they will strike out in 2013 at a torrid rate, they will hit home runs at a pace not seen in the franchise for decades and they will bring dominant defense to each game. Common wisdom didn’t hold up while the Braves were on their recent road trip. Sure there were strikeouts, home runs and defensive gems, but there were also blunders and dry spells that made the road trip almost unbearable. Losing 6 of the 10 games on the trip, it’s no wonder the Braves are thrilled to be back at Turner Field to face the Dodgers and Twins. But should the team be happy to return home? Here are some curious numbers about the Braves’ performance at Turner Field this year: - Braves are last in the league in hits at home. - They are second-to-last in the league, behind only Miami, in runs and RBIs at home.  - And they’re 12th in the NL in stolen bases at home. These numbers might seem alarming until you consider one important fact. As of Sunday morning, t...
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