Where The Braves Stand: Six Games Behind Phillies

The first half the the season for the Atlanta Braves so far has been a bigger struggle to stay on top than many thought. Hurt pitching-wise by the season-ending injury of starter Spencer Strider and a hitting slump that quieted the bats of the Braves offense in the last few weeks, the Braves now sit in second place behind the red-hot Philadelphia Phillies.

The Braves still have time to catch up to the Phillies before the All-Star break. They are six games behind the Phillies, but the team is currently on a two-game (so far) winning streak. With offense starting to improve, there’s hope the Braves can challenge the Phillies for the top of the National League East before the season’s halfway mark.

This is the latest standings for the NL East…

Team Wins Loss PCT GB Streak*
Philadelphia Phillies 37 14 .725 Won 6
Atlanta Braves 29 18 .617 6.0 Won 2
Washington Nationals 21 27 .438 14.5 Lost 2
New York Mets 21 28 .429 15.0 Lost 3
Miami Marlins 17 34 .333 20.0 Won 1

*As of May 23, 2024.

Data source: Atlanta Braves/Major Leauge Baseball