Monday, July 11, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, July 11, 2022 -- "NL East on the Line"

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"Now, these performance changes have hurt the Mets, but you don’t lose nine games off a lead while playing over .500 without some help. At the end of May, the Braves were 23-27 after blowing a 6-2 lead to the Diamondbacks, including a 7-6 lead in the tenth inning. The next day, they shut out the Snakes and they didn’t lose for two weeks, ripping off 14 straight wins. Over the same 39-day stretch in which the Mets went 18-16, the Braves went 28-8, making up almost all the lost ground. "