Despite facing a four-game deficit in the NL East with six to play, the Atlanta Braves are still focused on a division crown.
A favorable schedule makes this somewhat far-fetched goal seem possible.
The Braves look to beat the New York Mets for the 11th time in 12 games in Friday night's opener at Turner Field.
Atlanta (91-65) secured at the very least the league's top wild-card spot with Thursday's 6-2 victory over Miami. This gives the Braves, winners of five in a row and 10 of 12, home-field advantage for the wild-card game, but they still have their sights set on unseating Washington atop the division.
"We're playing good baseball right now, doing what we need to do," Dan Uggla told the Braves' official website. "We've got six games left, so we've just got to keep taking care of business and keep going the direction we're going."
Compiling a few more wins certainly seems likely for Atlanta, which also has won five straight over the Mets at Turner Field. The Braves complete ...