After the longest road trip of the year, featuring a split of 4 games against the Dodgers, another split of 4 games against the Diamondbacks, and finishing up with 2 wins in 3 games with the Twins, the Braves are returning home with a 6-5 record.
I consider this a major victory after being so terrible on the road earlier this year.
As I wrote prior to this road trip, the Braves just needed to be up to the task in order to set the plate for the back half of June; of course some serious NL East head-to-head action looms in July leading up to the break.
While the Braves were out west they managed to put some distance in front of their rivals. The Mets are lurking and playing well, just 1.5 games back. The Phillies are stumbling, now 3.5 games back, but you know this is only a temporary situation.
Monday will be an off day before hosting Tampa Bay and KC.