The Atlanta Braves are chasing the New York Mets in NL East. Just half a game behind the Queens, NY team, Atlanta could overtake them by the weekend. For now, here’s the Braves’ magic number to make the playoffs.
The Braves have been red hot since May, overcoming what once looked like an insurmountable NL East deficit.
At the very least, Atlanta will be entitled to a spot in the NL Wild Card, but they’d much rather take the East instead and get a guaranteed spot in the NLDS.
Trade-deadline acquisitions from Alex Anthopoulos, as well as some timely call-ups (hint: Michael Harris II), have made this Braves season one to remember. Anything is possible with Ronald Acuña and Ozzie Albies approaching their full strength.
What is an MLB magic number?
The following, according to FanSided’s Noah Yingling, explains a magic number Perfect:
“Every MLB team has a”magic number‘ for the playoffs. It is the number of games it takes for a team to earn a place in the playoffs or their division. A number is cut off for each team win. For every loss your opponent has in the wild card and/or division, a number is also knocked off.”
What is the magic number of Braves?
Atlanta technically only has one magic number right now, and that’s to secure a playoff spot via the NL wild card. However, we’ll do our best to project what their magic number for the NL East would be if they were to finish first place shortly.
- Brave’s magic number to reach the playoffs: 12
- Defying the magic number to win NL East: 26
At that point, it would take a surprise turn of events for Atlanta to fail the postseason at all. They’ve won seven straight games early in the weekend AND have a 13.5-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers, who are the only team with an outside chance alongside the Padres and Phillies, who sit second and second , the NL wild card winning third spots.
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