The Braves have won 15 out of 20 to get to a season-high 13 games over .500, and they’re doing something didn’t do often enough in recent seasons – beating up on the teams they’re supposed to beat.
Now if they can get this Monday albatross from around their necks.
In case you haven’t heard, it’s been more than 11 months since the Braves won a Monday game. That’s right, more than 11 months. The team that is 14-2 on Fridays this season is 0-12 on Mondays. There is no rhyme or reason. It just is.
Braves have totaled 18 runs in 12 Monday games this season, part of 16-game Monday losing skid that includes all of September 2011. Their last Monday win was Aug. 22, 2011. Coincidentally, Jair Jurrjens was the winning pitcher that day and Ryan Dempster got the loss for Chicago.
And before we go any further, yes, I still think the Dempster trade to