Tagged: ‘magic number’

Atlanta Braves Still Fighting for Home Field Advantage
September 24th, 2013 at 12:58 PM
With the National League East division title in their possession, the Atlanta Braves must keep winning in order to obtain the coveted home field advantage for the duration of the NL playoffs. At 92-64, the Braves currently have the NL's best record, but only by a half game margin over the...

Washington Nationals Postponed Game Strands Atlanta Braves’ Magic Number at One
September 21st, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Saturday's game between the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins has been postponed due to rain, leaving the Atlanta Braves' magic number to clinch the National League East at one. A magic number of one means either a Braves win or Nationals loss will result in the Braves clinching the NL East. The...

Atlanta Braves Defeat San Diego Padres 2-1; Magic Number at 5
September 14th, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Kris Medlen pitched 7 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball and Freddie Freeman homered as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday night at Turner Field. The Braves magic number fell to five with the win. They maintain a 10.5 game lead over the second place Washington Nationals, who...

Atlanta Braves’ Magic Number Stays at Seven After Loss to Miami Marlins
September 11th, 2013 at 10:37 PM
The Atlanta Braves were unable to shrink their magic number past seven on Tuesday, losing 5-2 to the Miami Marlins. The Washington Nationals didn't help any in their win over the New York Mets. The absolute earliest the Braves can clinch the National League East, assuming the Braves win out and the...