The Atlanta Braves won the World Series last season and are fighting hard against the New York Mets this season to repeat their success.
The Atlanta Braves won the World Series last season, which was their first championship win since 1995 and their first championship appearance since 1999. They’ve come back and tied with the New York Mets in the NL East standings, and they’re on track to climb back to the top and stay there.
The Mets lead the division by 10.5 games on June 1, but now the Braves are doing significantly better with more homers and runs scored than any other MLB team. They’ve gone 62-24 since June.
If the Braves win another World Series this season, they’ll make franchise history.
The Atlanta Braves may make franchise history this season with a World Series repeat
The Braves have never won two back-to-back World Series, and the last time they appeared in two consecutive was 1995 and 1996. They were inconsistent throughout the 2000s with sporadic playoff appearances but the arrow has been pointed up of late.
Slugger Ronald Acuña Jr. has expressed his plans to play through his knee injury, despite it feeling “terrible.” He wants to help Atlanta in the championship run this season after missing out on it last season, and he’ll likely have a huge positive impact on the team’s success.
This is Acuña’s worst season, but he’s still hitting pretty well. He’s hitting .274/.365/.414 for an OPS of .779 and has hit 11 home runs. He’s among some of the best hitters in Atlanta, which certainly isn’t an area they’re lacking in.
With Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley, Michael Harris II and Matt Olson also in the mix, Atlanta is unstoppable for most opposing teams.
The Braves are quickly heating up heading into the post-season, and opposing teams should fear the heat.