The Braves are now five and a half games ahead of the D-Backs for the best record in the NL. (4 1/2 ahead of the Yankees for the best in the majors.) This isn’t just a weak division the Braves are beating up on, here. The Diamondbacks are an excellent team, on a 99-win pace, and they’re falling farther back. The Giants are on a 90-win pace and they’re 12 back. This is one heck of a run the Braves are putting on here — they’re on a 107-win pace. If they play .500 baseball the rest of the way, they would finish 99-63.
I just hope they can keep it up. And they play out the season.