The Atlanta Braves have clinched the NL East and are heading toward a number one seed in the postseason. They lead the league in runs scored, runs driven in, homers, batting average, and overall happiness. It's been a great year to be a Braves fan!
Ronald Acuna Jr. has done something no one has ever done. Matt Olson set the franchise record for home runs. Spencer Strider has established himself as an ace and a Cy Young candidate. The Braves have 99 wins (as of this writing) and are 14.0 games ahead of the second-place Phillies.
Today, we'll take a look at the five most disappointing performances since the All-Star break. Let's be honest, there haven't been a lot of things to be disappointed about in 2023. The cool thing is, the Braves have been so good up and down the roster that the pickings were slim.
Speaking of pickings, we aren't here to pick on anyone. We were just interested in what the numbers said. Let's face it, so are you... that's why you are reading this. You knew what you were getting into.
So, enough of the introductory words. Here's a recap: Braves are really good, here's five that haven't been good since the All-Star break. You may proceed.