Are The Braves Headed For Another World Series?

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Aug 20, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) congratulates designated hitter Jorge Soler (12) for hitting a home run during the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Brook Jackson, Staff Writer

The Atlanta Braves started their season not so well. In the beginning of the season, the Braves ranked third in the National League East division. Since then, the Atlanta Braves have been stepping up their game.

In this year’s 2021 season the Braves are in first place, in the National League East division, beating their four other opponents the Phillies, Mets, Nationals, and the Marlins. The Atlanta Braves have been number one in the East National League division for 4 years straight.

The Braves started off their season playing the Philadelphia Phillies, but since then they have been working their way up to number one.

In 2018, the Braves took Acuña to the major leagues. This made him the youngest player in Major League Baseball at the time.On July 10th, the Atlanta Braves played the Miami Marlins, where Ronald Acuña Jr. was injured and was done for this season. During this game Acuña was trying to catch a fly ball and he jumped in the air and landed the wrong way, which tore his ACL. Ronald Acuña Jr. is an outfield player for the Atlanta Braves and has been awarded many awards such as the National League Rookie of the Year and named MLB All Star. 

After the loss of one of their best hitters, the Braves were struggling to make runs, but they soon got it back together after they traded players. The Braves traded players for Adam Duvall from Miami Marlins, Jorge Soler from the Kansas City Royals, Eddie Rosario from Cleveland Indians, Stephen Vogt from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Joc Pederson from the Chicago Cubs, and reliever Richard Rodriguez from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

After these trades, the Braves batting has improved a lot since Acuña is gone. In the first half of the season while Acuña was still playing on the team, the batting average was 4.73 runs per game, but now that Acuña is gone the Braves have managed to average 5.33 runs per game.

On August 13th, the Braves started a road trip to play the Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, and the Baltimore Orioles where the Braves managed an impressive 9-0 streak. Until now, the Braves have not gone undefeated in a three day city trip in 30 years.

On August 23rd and 24th, the Braves lost their game against the New York Yankees, breaking their win streak. The Braves still stand in the lead in the East National League and with an overall record of 68-58.

Many are wondering if the Atlanta Braves will be headed to the World Series this season. In 1995, the Atlanta Braves won their very first World Series against the Cleveland Indians (4-2). This World Series will never be forgotten by any Braves fans. In the 1995 World Series, the Atlanta Braves had star players, Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, and John Smoltz. Hopefully this year the Braves can bring home another championship.