Now that the Reds’ series victory streak was snapped at the
hands of the Nationals over the weekend that just means that its time to start
a new one, right? Well, they will just have to wait on that, at least in the
traditional sense as they’re on the road for two games at Atlanta. It’s quick
and hopefully fun, just like this preview.
So, how are the Braves doing? Quite well in fact, standing
22-13 and atop the NL East (and making everyone except Mets fans forget about a
starting the season on the wrong side of a puzzling series sweep). Atlanta is
fresh off three wins in St. Louis, so thanks for that, guys.
Maybe it’s a good thing the Reds are playing the Braves in
Atlanta as while they’ve been good at home (8-5), they’ve been beasts on the
road thus far (14-8).
The Braves aren’t hitting the cover off the ball for average
(.268, although that looks pretty sweet compared to the Reds’ .238), but they
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