Through 54 games in the pastÖ
32-38 before catching fire. How quickly we forget.
We had this record in the previous 3 years through the first 54 games:
As you can see, the record this year is exactly the same as 2002, and is 2 games ahead of the pace of last year. Of course, all of these teams went on to win the division by a lot. This is not the time to worry. We're still tied for first place as the rest of the division is also basically playing .500 ball. As soon as we get Mike Hampton back to normal, the bullpen roles straightened out, and the offense to get out of its current funk (which will happen), I think we could expect to hit stride. A lot more upcoming home games will help too!
Through 54 games in 2005, the Braves' record is 29-25. Many Braves fans are saying that this team is worse than last year. Well, last year the Braves fell as far as