There are three things the Braves must accomplish to keep their winning…




There are three things the Braves must accomplish to keep their winning streak going in June

Michael Harris II, Atlanta Braves

Michael Harris II, Atlanta Braves.

If the Atlanta Braves want to keep their winning streak going in June, they must do three things.

The Atlanta Braves, who have won 12 games in a row, are without a doubt baseball’s hottest club right now.

The Braves are back to being an absolute wagon gang, hotter than Hansel in Zoolander and hotter than Dansby Swanson going yard on Javy Lopez bobblehead night. They are, unfortunately, going to lose another game at some point. It’s science, and it’ll inevitably happen. Here’s what the Braves need to accomplish to reach 13 wins or more as the easier part of their schedule comes to an end.

Before making their annual trip to Wrigley Field, Atlanta has two more dates in Washington. After that, the Braves must prepare for the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Philadelphia Phillies’ Fightin’ Phillies.

The Atlanta Braves must do three things to extend their winning streak through June 3. The Braves must continue to be a major threat on the base paths.

One of the best aspects of the Braves’ current winning streak is that they are not scared to run. Their quickness is lethal, bruh. While Atlanta has not always made it a point to rush around the base paths like maniacs, it has been a lot of fun to watch in recent years. So, why is it so important for them to be “risky” on the base paths? It makes it more difficult for pitchers to maneuver.

It all adds up, whether it’s Ronald Acua Jr. scoring from first on a bloop single behind the plate, Dansby Swanson stealing second whenever he wants, or Michael Harris II running from first to third on any single to the outfield.

Middling to mediocre opponents will find it even more difficult to play their best game against the Braves due to their speed on the bases. Those teams are left with very little room for error.

To be a threat on the base paths, the Braves will need to maintain excellent plate discipline and not be hesitant to draw walks.

There’s no doubt in my mind that this team will strike out in droves. The batters will cool off at some point, but their approach should not change till they reach first, second, or third base. When the balls aren’t flying into the seats, this is how the Braves can put together a run.

Because not every team is built to run, the Braves must take advantage of this fantastic ability.

If the Atlanta Braves want to keep their winning streak going in June, they must do three things.

The Atlanta Braves, who have won 12 games in a row, are without a doubt baseball’s hottest club right now.

The Braves are back to being an absolute wagon gang, hotter than Hansel in Zoolander and hotter than Dansby Swanson going yard on Javy Lopez bobblehead night.

They are, unfortunately, going to lose another game at some point. It’s science, and it’ll inevitably happen. Here’s what the Braves need to accomplish to reach 13 wins or more as the easier part of their schedule comes to an end.

Before making their annual trip to Wrigley Field, Atlanta has two more dates in Washington. After that, the Braves must prepare for the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Philadelphia Phillies’ Fightin’ Phillies.

The Atlanta Braves must do three things to keep their winning streak going in June.

3.The Braves must remain a constant threat on the base paths.

One of the best aspects of the Braves’ current winning streak is that they are not scared to run. Their quickness is lethal, bruh.

While Atlanta has not always made it a point to rush around the base paths like maniacs, it has been a lot of fun to watch in recent years. So, why is it so important for them to be “risky” on the base paths? It makes it more difficult for pitchers to maneuver.

It all adds up, whether it’s Ronald Acua Jr. scoring from first on a bloop single behind the plate, Dansby Swanson stealing second whenever he wants, or Michael Harris II running from first to third on any single to the outfield.

Middling to mediocre opponents will find it even more difficult to play their best game against the Braves due to their speed on the bases. Those teams are left with very little room for error.

To be a threat on the base paths, the Braves will need to maintain excellent plate discipline and not be hesitant to draw walks.

There’s no doubt in my mind that this team will strike out in droves. The batters will cool off at some point, but their approach should not change till they reach first, second, or third base. When the balls aren’t flying into the seats, this is how the Braves can put together a run.

Because not every team is built to run, the Braves must take advantage of this fantastic ability.


Kyle Wright, Atlanta Braves

Kyle Wright, Atlanta Braves.

The starting lineup must produce quality starts following quality starts

This was, admittedly, a worrying aspect of Monday night’s road opener against the Washington Nationals. While the Atlanta rotation has been terrific for the most part during this streak, Ian Anderson has been a nightmare to watch during his third trip through the order.

When you consider Charlie Morton’s problems in the first inning, the Braves can’t afford for one of their starters to have a bad game.

The good news is that Max Fried and Kyle Wright are pitching at All-Star levels right now, not to mention how smooth the transition has been with Spencer Strider slotting in as the No. 5 starter for the time being.

Monday night, though, was cause for concern because of Anderson’s apparent problems in the third inning, which left the bullpen in a difficult situation.

In theory, stringing together one good start after another will keep the bullpen well-rested and prevent the Braves from losing a game due to a single terrible inning.

While this may be what happens in the coming days when the winning streak comes to an end, the offense must stay hot long enough to overcome a bad day or night on the field.

The hitters, bullpen, rotation, and speed are all fantastic, but what about a defensive lapse?


Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves

Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves.

1. After losing second baseman Ozzie Albies for two months, the Braves must not panic

Not to suggest that losing Ozzie Albies to a fractured foot will be the final straw, but it’s a bummer. Although he is irreplaceable, the Braves will make every effort to replace the best second baseman in baseball.

A slick glove, quick feet, and outstanding Silver Slugger swings from both sides of the plate are all on the table. There will be some reversal, but how much will it be?

Phil Gosselin is likely to be called up to make up for Albies’ absence from the lineup. In his expanded role, Orlando Arcia will get more action, but the Albies-to-Swanson and Swanson-to-Albies double-play combos will suffer.

On the other hand, it raises the question of whether William Contreras can play some second base just to get his bat in the lineup. Travis Demeritte’s glove could also be useful.

At the end of the day, injuries are a part of baseball, and they happen. Despite the fact that I can’t recall the last time a player fractured his leg swinging in the batter’s box, the Braves must adjust.

Albies may be one of the team’s most popular players, but this squad is far too battle-tested and mentally robust to crumble just because one of its top players was injured in a horrible accident.

The Braves’ lineup is now vulnerable, but Atlanta is in a far better position than the majority of its opponents.