July swoon? After posting a five game win streak to close out the month of June, the Atlanta Braves have apparently decided to put on the brakes by dropping the first three games in July. I am not even sure what to say at this point, but Sunday’s disappointing loss to the Marlines could not have made a west coast swing any easier.
The Braves need to right this ship in a hurry, but if there is a silver lining to the current July swoon, it is that once again the Braves struggles coincide with the Mets’ struggles. The Mets’ have also dropped three games in a row, so Atlanta still remains 4 GB in the NL East, in easy striking distance of the Mets.