The Atlanta Braves have been the hottest team in baseball the past few weeks and they've now managed to win 13 games in a row. After a 10-4 victory on Tuesday, the Braves sit at 36-27 and are five games behind the first-place New York Mets.
MLB News: Atlanta Shows They Can Win It All Again With 13 Game Winning Streak
They Need To Keep Winning
Obviously, when we say this, it's clear that the Atlanta Braves are going to have to continue winning games. However, what we mean by this is that if Atlanta wants any chance of winning the division, they need to continue winning games at an elite level. They're clearly not going to be able to win 13 games in a row 10 times this year, but they have to make sure that they go about 7-3 during 10-game stretches for the rest of the season.
Because the New York Mets have played so well this season, and they've done so without their full roster, Atlanta is still in for a difficult task despite all of these wins.
What's Been Clicking For Atlanta?
The Atlanta Braves have one of the best offenses in baseball and that's been a major reason why this team has been able to find so much success. When looking at the numbers that they've been able to put out this year, it's evident that they're leaving the yard at a high rate. The Braves are going to be coming into June 15th with the second most home runs in baseball at 94 and only trail the New York Yankees, who have 98.
We saw a similar thing a year ago with Atlanta. Their bats got hot at the right time in the playoffs and they were nearly unbeatable. Now factoring in that they also have Ronald Acuna Jr back, this team could be even scarier than they were a season ago.
Their Schedule Is Going To Get Tougher
Although the Atlanta Braves have beat some impressive teams throughout their 13-game winning streak, they're going to be taking on the San Francisco Giants next week and then the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants and the Dodgers are two of the best teams in the National League and if Atlanta is going to beat them, they're going to need to continue playing nearly perfect baseball.
Can Atlanta Win Another World Series?
It's never an easy task for a team to win back-to-back World Series, but the Atlanta Braves certainly have the talent to do so. It doesn't seem likely at the moment that they're going to be able to complete this task, but anything is possible in baseball.