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Braves miss opportunity versus Nationals, enter Mets series one game back

Justin Toscano, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on

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WASHINGTON – The Braves dropped out of first place, which they shared with the Mets for a day, with Wednesday’s 3-2 loss to the Nationals.

Next up: A three-game series versus the Mets at Truist Park that will go a long way in deciding who wins the NL East.

Here are five observations on the Braves (97-59):

1. At one moment, CJ Abrams hit a ball into right field to score the winning run and send the Braves back to Atlanta with a loss.

Not long after, the Mets defeated the Marlins, knocking the Braves back to second place.

“We had a couple chances,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said of the loss. “Just couldn’t get a big hit.”

 

The Braves enter this weekend’s series one game behind New York. They can still win the division, but they must take the series first.

“Going into the series, we’re still feeling good, regardless of (losing),” Michael Harris said. “We’re just trying to go in there and take the series and win the rest of the games so we can get the first place in the East.”

The entire baseball world will turn its attention toward Truist Park this weekend. The NL East has been the sport’s most compelling race.

Everyone is ready.

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