Man in the Stands

Braves showing promise for a playoff run

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The Atlanta Braves are rolling with a 61-45 record through July 29, and we have every reason to believe they’re destined to win their division, sitting on an ever-growing 9-game lead over the second-place Washington Nationals.

But once they get to the postseason, a division championship means very little. It’s just a ticket to get into the big dance, where the competition is much tougher.

Every year, we wonder whether our Braves will size up with the best of the National League when we finally get to postseason play. Sadly, they usually don’t. However, in 2013, we have reason to believe they could see more success than usual when the playoffs begin.

Look no further than Atlanta’s record against playoff contenders at home.

(Also read: Big breakthrough for awful Braves gameday traffic?)

Realistically, the Braves have faced five such contenders at Turner Field — the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh…

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