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Braves Travel To Florida To Play Three

The Braves, fresh off of a series win at home against the Mets, will travel down to Florida and take on the Marlins for three games. Here's a look at what the Marlins by mvhsbball of Talking Chop.

 

Anyways, let's take a look at the Fish:

Offense:

Runs: 604 (7th)
BA: .257 (9th)
OBP: .322 (12th)
SLG: .407 (8th)
wOBA: .321 (9th)
BB/K: 0.38 (15th)
SB: 
75 (10th)

You know the Marlins, but we'll go over them. Dan Uggla is having yet another fantastic season (.883OPS, .383wOBA), but he's been bothered by a bad groin over the last week and is questionable for all 3 games this weekend. If he missed any at all, it would be absolutely huge. The man kills the Braves. Hanley Ramirez also continues to be a force in the lineup, though we'll miss the always entertaining Hanley vs. Hudson matchup. Gabby Sanchez (.825OPS, .362wOBA) is having one of the better rookie seasons in the NL, but there's a chance he could miss the series with the inevitable suspension that he'll face from the brawl on Wednesday. Mike Stanton is a huge power threat, but he strikes out in nearly 35% of his at-bats. Logan Morrison is a feel-good story, and he's been pretty good since coming up to the Majors two weeks ago. Cameron Maybin (.659OPS) got his chance to play everyday with the trade of Cody Ross, but he continues to not live up to the hype. Catcher Ronny Paulino is also currently suspended 50 games for testing positive for steroids. 

 

The Braves still maintain a 2.0 game lead over the Phillies, who also have a 2.0 game lead over the Giants for the Wild Card. This means the Braves have a small cushion but must still take series after series in order to solidify their first playoff berth since 2005.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.