Is it starting to feel real yet? Nobody likes to look ahead, but with the way things are trending, the Braves will be playing October baseball for the first time since 2013. Yesterday, Ender Inciarte jolted the Braves in front with a three-run homer in the ninth to give Atlanta a series win over Arizona.
Meanwhile, the Phillies have been stuck in the mud the entire second half. They are 2-6 in the month of September with four of those losses coming at the hands of the Marlins and Mets. Yesterday’s loss followed by a Braves win shrunk Atlanta’s magic number to 16 with 19 games left on the schedule. The Braves face the Phillies in seven of their final ten games.