Braves Battle to take share of East

Braves Battle to take share of East

The Braves were down about 10 games but now their back to being tied with the New York Mets. 

Three months after an ugly performance persuaded manager Brian Snitker to call a rare team meeting, the Braves have erased a 10 1/2-game division deficit and moved into a tie with the Mets atop the National League East standings for the first time this season.

“These guys just keep fighting,” Snitker says.

They move into a first-place tie with a wacky, action-packed 10-9 victory claimed over the A’s on Tuesday night at the Oakland Coliseum.  Atlanta scored nine runs through the first five innings but needed one more to overcome Kyle Wright’s worst start of the year.

“They don’t panic, they never have. It would have been kind of easy in that game to kind of ‘woe is me’ it. But they kept fighting the fight.” says Snitker

The Braves could move into first with just a game difference.