3 takeaways from the Braves sensational series sweep over the Marlins

The Braves continued to roll against NL East rival the Miami Marlins with a sweep on Wednesday. The team now prepares for a massive series with the red-hot Cleveland Guardians
Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves
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Let's start this out by saying, the Miami Marlins are bad. They are much worse than most thought coming into the season, including me, who thought that they'd finish last in the NL East, but they are approaching levels even lower than that in the early season, sitting with the worst record in the national league at 6-20.

This is the second-worst in the majors only in front of the 3-22 White Sox (Don't look at who the White Sox have beaten this season, Braves fans don't need to re-live that).

The Braves continue to beat up on bad teams

The fact of the matter is that the Braves have always been good at beating up on the bad teams since the start of this current stretch of NL East dominance which started in 2018. What has lifted them to 100-win seasons over the last two years is being able to consistently beat the good and bad squads but every team must have a base. A solid base for getting into the MLB playoffs is to beat up the teams with bad records and the Braves have consistently done that.

The walk-off win against the Marlins on Wednesday was their seventh-straight against below .500 teams dating back to their 5-1 loss to the Marlins on April 18. That loss was only their second loss against a team currently below .500 on the season, as they sit at 11-2 against such teams.

Anyone can tell you on paper that the Braves are a stacked squad, and better than teams like the Marlins. But they have to go out there and show it and the Braves are doing that again this year.