That huge advantage could put Atlanta past the Mets

The Braves are eyeing the New York Mets in the NL East race, but Atlanta have an ace up their sleeve that could allow them to hunt down their rivals.

Without question, the Atlanta Braves and fans hoped her recent trip to Citi Field would face the rival New York Mets would go a little differently. They lost four games in the five-game set and fell further behind in the NL East race after closing the gap in recent months.

The Braves, who took on the Red Sox in Fenway and New York as the host Reds on Tuesday with Atlanta, sat a disappointing 7.0 games behind in the division race.

With about two months of the season remaining, however, Atlanta has a proverbial ace up its sleeve that could still allow the defending World Series champions to chase down their rivals and capture the NL East crown.

Braves have tremendous home field advantage against Mets all the way

While the Mets have an easy schedule overall, their remaining games include seven more contests against the Braves. And much to the delight of the reigning champions, all seven games will be played at home at Truist Park.

Because as good as Atlanta has been this season overall, they’ve been downright dominant at home compared to the streets. For the year, they have a 37-22 record at Truist Park while they have a good, not great, 27-24 record away from home.

Sure, the Braves need to make up ground against their rivals outside of the remaining games against the Mets. However, being able to play the final seven games against the team they aim to achieve at the ballpark, which is where they found the most success in 2022, is a huge advantage for the club.

All of this is to say, although Atlanta fell behind in the divisional race, don’t fully count them out just yet. That huge advantage could put Atlanta past the Mets

John Verrall

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