Braves and Phillies Deadlocked with 19 to Play

It’s hard to believe that after 143 games, the Braves and Phillies are knotted up at 82-61. There are 19 to play and at this point the Braves are just trying to hold on to a Wild Card spot; they are really been fumbling of late.

The Braves close out the St. Louis series today, followed by three more at home against Washington. Next up is a long road stretch with three in NY, three in Philadelphia, and three in Washington. The Braves then close things out at home hosting Florida for three, followed by a potentially for all the marbles three game set with the Phillies.

So nine on the road and ten at home, which include the last three against Philly. I think the schedule slightly favors the Braves. I like Atlanta’s chances at home, much better than on the road. If the East is still up for grabs during the final three game set, the pressure will be on the Phillies, not the Braves.

Can they close the deal?

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