3 reasons why the Braves shouldn't worry about the Marlins and 2 why they should

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Miami is close behind the Braves in the standings

The Marlins are not too far behind from the Braves in the NL East standings. As of this writing, the Marlins currently sit at 4.5 games behind for the division lead. The Marlins having been making a push in the division, having previously won series over the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals this season. The Marlins were also on a six-game winning streak before falling to the Chicago White Sox, 1-2, on Friday night.

While the Braves are on their own winning streak, there is still a lot of baseball to be played. It is only June and a lot could happen between now and the end of the season. Remember that last season, the Braves were 10.5 games behind the Mets at one point before coming back at the tail end of the season to take the lead. While this is a different scenerio, all it takes is for one team to get hot for the division race to be turned on its head. The Braves just need to not get complacent as the season rolls on.

Why The Braves Should Not Worry

Braves' NL East Dominance

While the Marlins may be close to the top of the NL East, it's aslo important to note how dominant the Braves have been for the past five years. According to the Athletic, the Braves have a 227-137 record against the NL East since 2018, when they won the first of four-consecutive division titles. The Braves are also 22-1-2 against NL East opponents in their last 24 season series Their only loss during that span was to the Phillies in 2019, when they went 9-10 against them during the season series. Certainly not bad for a team that has basically run the division for four-straight seasons.

With the division dominance, the Braves have also been dominant over the Marlins in head-to-head this season. The Marlins are currently 1-6 against the Braves this season. In addition, the Braves are 68-28 against the Marlins since 2018. While the Marlins have looked improved over last season, the Braves have still showed that they are the better team in the division. Their dominance alone a reason while Braves fans shouldn't worry about the Marlins catching up in the division standings.