Found June 11, 2013 on Atlanta Bullpen:
The Atlanta Braves have a seven game lead in the NL East over the Washington Nationals and eight over the Philadelphia Phillies.  There is still a long way to go in the season and a division title cannot be taken for granted. But if the Braves want to make it to the World Series in 2013, they need to keep their eyes on the big picture.  A division title shouldn’t be the prime regular season goal.  The best record in the National League should be this year’s main regular season goal. Having the best record in the National League at season’s end would result in home field advantage through the NLCS, and with the Braves home record currently sitting at 21-7, and road record at 18-18, home field advantage would be crucial in the playoffs. The Braves currently trail the St. Louis Cardinals by two and a half games for the best National League record.  The Cardinals are playing solid baseball and if the Braves are going to outdistance the Redbirds this season for the best record in the Nat...
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